The LightSwitch™ Synthetic miRNA Target Reporter Collection is ideal for performing miRNA target validation, as well as assessing the functional impact of of miRNA-3´UTR interactions. In contrast to the over 12K cloned endogenous 3´UTR constructs that make up the LightSwitch 3´UTR Reporter GoClone Collection, LightSwitch™ Synthetic miRNA Target Reporter constructs contain repeats of known 3´UTR sequences that have been optimized for increased miRNA binding. This enables them to provide stronger responses than the native, endogenous sequences. Thus, they are well suited for use as biosensors or positive controls in miRNA target validation experiments. They can also be used to help determine the levels of natural miRNA expression in your cell line and to screen for which cell lines will work best for your miRNA experiments (see Data tab). These transfection-ready miRNA biosensors together with the highly optimized assay reagents, transfection reagents, controls, miRNA Mimics and Inhibitors and detailed protocols allows you to perform your gene regulation reporter assay experiments immediately.
Find miRNA Target Reporters by clicking one of the groups below:
- miR-1...miR-99 | miR-100...miR-199 | miR-200...miR-299 |
- miR-300...miR-399 | miR-400...miR-499 | miR-500...miR-599 |
- miR-600...miR-699 | miR-700...miR-999 | miR-1000...miR-2300 |
- let-7 | CMV HIV1
- Validate miRNA Targets – Use as a positive control in miRNA target validation studies.
- Measure miRNA Levels – Use as a biosensor to measure relative levels of endogenous miRNA in your cell line.
- Pre-screen Cell Lines – Use to determine which cell lines will be most appropriate for experiments involving the specific miRNA mimics or inhibitors you wish to study.
Both the LightSwitch Synthetic miRNA Target Reporter constructs and the LightSwitch 3´UTR Reporter constructs were designed to be co-transfected with our collections of LightSwitch miRNA Mimics and Inhibitors to study the effects of over-expression of a miRNA of interest, or to knock down the expression of endogenous human miRNAs in living cells.
Increased response of synthetic miRNA Target Reporters
Figure 1: Synthetic miRNA Target Reporters respond more strongly than endogenous 3´UTR target sequences.
Use of miRNA Target Reporters to determine miRNA levels in HeLa cells
Figure 2: Synthetic miRNA Target Reporters as biosensors for endogenous miRNAs.