IPTG (isopropylthio-β-galactoside) is an inducer of β-galactosidase activity in bacteria and is suitable for use with X-gal or bluo-gal to detect lac gene activity in cloning procedures. How it works IPTG binds to the lac repressor and releases lac repressor from the lac operator, thereby allowing the transcription of genes in the lac operon, such as the gene coding for β-galactosidase.
Size: 1 g
Ambion® IPTG (Isopropyl-beta-D-thiogalactoside) is an inducer of the lac operon and is frequently used in conjunction with X-GAL to determine the lac phenotype of recombinant plasmids or phage. IPTG is also used to induce the expression of cloned genes that are under control of the lac operon. Supplied in one bottle containing 5 g.
Size: 5 g