News and Announcements

DNASU/PSI:Biology-MR News

Dec 06, 2023 : 
When the coronavirus pandemic swept the world, Mitch Magee and his fellow DNASU colleagues stepped up to the plate.
Nov 09, 2023 : 
The DNASU Plasmid Repository at Arizona State University?s Biodesign Institute is testing new methods for diagnosing Valley fever more quickly and accurately.
Mar 21, 2023 : 
DNASU is excited to announce updates to our DNASU Vector Map Viewer. Take a look at our Advanced Viewer to more closely examine vector features, vector sequence, and perform a virtual restriction digest using selected enzymes. Hover over our interactive widget to see more details of vector features and click on restriction enzymes to be redirected to New England BioLabs. Special thanks to LabGenius for their support on this project. Please let us know your thoughts and if you run into any trouble contact us at
Apr 28, 2022 : 
DNASU is excited to share updated content throughout our website. We will continue to add new features and improve support for mobile devices. Please let us know what you think and if you run into any trouble, feel free to email us at
Mar 05, 2020 : 
Today we are happy to announce the first stage of DNASU's website update! We have begun to make DNASU more mobile friendly in addition to adding many new features. Please let us know what you think and if you run into any trouble,
Aug 05, 2019 : 
DNASU is excited to announce that we are hosting the BASIL Starter Pack, a set of 10 plasmids selected for use with the BASIL (Biochemistry Authentic Scientific Inquiry Laboratory) Curriculum This curriculum from the BASIL biochemistry consortium aims to get students to transition from thinking like students to thinking like scientists. Students will analyze proteins with known structure but unknown function using computational analyses and wet-lab techniques. BASIL is designed for undergraduate biochemistry lab courses, but can be adapted to first year (or even high school) settings, as well as upper-level undergraduate or graduate coursework. It is targeted to students in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, or related majors. Further details about the BASIL biochemistry consortium can be found on the BASIL blog The curriculum is flexible and can be adapted to match the available facilities, the strengths of the instructor and the learning goals of a course and institution. These lessons are often used as part of upper-level laboratory coursework with at least one semester of biochemistry as a pre-requisite or co-requisite. The lab has been designed for classes ranging from 10-24 students (working in teams of two or three) per lab section. This lesson can be adapted to laboratory courses for introductory biology, cell and molecular biology, or advanced biology labs.
Nov 16, 2017 : 
To our valued collaborators, we here at DNASU wish to make you aware that we will be raising our rates on January 1st, 2018. In the past, DNASU has been partially subsidized by grants from the NIH, however, we are currently in transition to a self-sufficient model for our budget. Individual plasmids for academic/non-profit researchers will $55 per clone, plates of 96 clones (batch orders) will be $2000 each, and our large multi-plate plasmid collections will be provided at $2.50 per clone. We remain dedicated to providing high quality plasmids to the research community at low cost and our new rates reflect this commitment. For any questions related to price change, including our changes to commercial pricing, please contact us at
Sep 26, 2017 : 
DNASU is happy to announce the Viral Proteome Collection , consisting of 838 viral proteins from different infectious diseases. These clones are ready to be expressed using IVTT systems, with c-terminal GST tags for protein capture. They were used to study the interactions between infectious diseases and Type I Diabetes in Immunoproteomic Profiling of Antiviral Antibodies in New-Onset Type 1 Diabetes Using Protein Arrays
Jul 17, 2017 : 
DNASU is now distributing the 90/90 Human ORFeome, a plasmid collection developed to remove duplication of ORFs and provide full length coverage of target ORFs. This collection comprises the most comprehensive and complete version of the Human ORFeome to date. For more info see 90/90 Gateway Entry Vector Collection and 90/90 pANT7_cGST Expression Vector Collection
Mar 10, 2017 : 
The Arabidopsis thaliana ORF Collection V 1 is now available. This collection contains 12,085 ORFs, which represents 40% of all protein-encoding genes for this species, based on Araport 11 protein coding gene set. These clones are closed versions of the gene, 10295 in pENTR223.1 and 1790 in pENTR/D-Topo backbone vectors, both of which are Gateway Entry Vectors. This set of clones has been used previously to study the interactome of Arabidopsis thaliana. By using HaloTag-NAPPA technology and querying protein-protein interactions, Ecker et al used a set of 38 transcription factors related to plant hormone signaling pathways to identify 3,580 interactions among 2,238 proteins.
Jul 13, 2016 : 
Please be advised that our BioStore will be undergoing maintenance on Monday, August 8 through Friday August 12, 2016. Thus, any orders placed between August 8, 2016 through August 12, 2016 may be delayed during that time. We should resume standard operations on Monday, August 15, 2016. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but thank you for your continued support of DNASU.
Jul 01, 2016 : 
DNASU is proud to announce DNA preparation services are now available to our customers. Individual and batch orders can be prepped with Standard Quality ($ 1.50/clone; $125.00/ 96 well plate) DNA Prep Services. High Quality preps are available to full plate orders at $325.00/96 well plate. To find out more details on our DNA preparation processes , please visit this page: DNA Extraction. For DNA Prep involving Collections, please contact DNASU for a custom quote.
Jun 02, 2016 : 
Unfortunately we have been experiencing server issues that result in webpage errors or the website failing to load all together. We offer our sincere apologies for the inconvenience this may cause you. Please know that our IT team is working diligently on finding a permanent solution to this problem. Thank you for your continued support of DNASU and your patience during this time.
Aug 31, 2015 : 
!!! FREE SHIPPING !!! on Plasmid Orders! Valid through September 1st September 30th. Enter promo code DNASUSHIP at checkout. *Not valid on collections or batch orders.
Aug 06, 2015 : 
Human 3`UTRome v1 collection (Gateway Entry vector) is a modular genomic clone collection. This collection consists of 1,461 sequence verified human 3′UTRs, cloned into the modular Gateway Entry vector P2RP3. Each 3′UTR contains a gene specific STOP codon at its 5′end and extends 150nt downstream of the annotated 3′ end of the transcript (GRCh37/hg19 Feb. 2009). Please cite: Kotagama, K., Babb, C.S., Wolter, J.M., Murphy, R.P. and Mangone, M. "A human 3'UTR clone collection to study post-transcriptional gene regulation". BMC Genomics 16, 1036 (2015).
May 28, 2015 : 
681 New PSI:Biology plasmids added to DNASU.
675 from the Midwest Center for Structural Genomics and 6 from the Northeast Structural Genomics Consortium
Apr 09, 2015 : 
868 New PSI:Biology plasmids added to DNASU.
776 from the Midwest Center for Structural Genomics; 48 from the Center for Membrane Proteins in Infectious Diseases; and 43 from the Northeast Structural Genomics Consortium. 16 University of Utah
Dec 19, 2014 : 
530 New PSI:Biology plasmids added to DNASU.
404 from the Northeast Structural Genomics Consortium; 86 from the Midwest Center for Structural Genomics; 39 from the Center for Membrane Proteins in Infectious Diseases; and 1 from the New York Structural Genomics Research Consortium
Sep 09, 2014 : 
Over 150 human small GTPases are now available through DNASU as a complete collection or as individual plasmids.
Sep 09, 2014 : 
New PSI:Biology plasmids now available through DNASU. Search the PSI:Biology collection here
Aug 08, 2014 : 
12 new empty vectors for antibody production and mammalian expression from MPID at the PSI:Biology-Materials Repository
Aug 05, 2014 : 
Viruses use AMPylation to modulate host response. Learn about it in a publication from our center in Molecular and Cellular Proteomics. Uses NAPPA plasmids from DNASU
Jul 31, 2014 : 
DNASU and featured in a Nature Methods Technology feature
Jul 17, 2014 : 
Glucocorticoid Receptor Function Regulated by Coordinated Action of the Hsp90 and Hsp70 Chaperone Cycles. Reported in Cell using a Bag1 plasmid
Jul 09, 2014 : 
A recent publication from the PSI:Biology center NYSGRC describes the structure of Clostridium acetobutylicum aspartate kinase (CaAK) involved in lysine biosynthesis using a plasmid from DNASU.
Jun 24, 2014 : 
Recently published description of the signalling pathway of MC1R receptor, a risk factor for melanoma after UV-induced cell damage in Molecular Cell. The MCR1 plasmid was from DNASU
Jun 18, 2014 : 
Over 2000 new PSI plasmids available. Search for them using our PSI-specific search
Jun 17, 2014 : 
A new study of tight junction protein Claudin-2 in paracellular pore by PSI researchers at TJMP Publication. All plasmids used in this study are available from DNASU.
May 27, 2014 : 
New collection: Thermatoga maritima genome in bacterial expression vectors
May 09, 2014 : 
Grant awarded by Women and Philanthropy to create a synthetic biology DNA repository with Dr. Karmella Haynes and DNASU
Apr 30, 2014 : 
Learn about the role of phosphatidylserine receptors in enveloped virus infection using plasmids from DNASU. Publication in the Journal of Virology
Apr 21, 2014 : 
Want to sequence a plasmid you received from DNASU? See our new list of sequencing primers
Apr 08, 2014 : 
Interested in how researchers have used plasmids from DNASU? Take a look at our publications list
Mar 31, 2014 : 
A new publication in the journal Genetics describing resources available for studying drosophila including plasmids from DNASU
Mar 25, 2014 : 
A new paper in JBC finds a role for two proteins (Musashi and GLD2) in activating translation thru polyA regulation. They used a plasmid from DNASU for this work.
Mar 18, 2014 : 
The DNASU transcription factor collection was used to screen for regulators of breast epithelial cell lineage. Published this week in Cell Reports
Mar 04, 2014 : 
500 new human genes from the ORFeome Collaboration are now available in DNASU
Feb 26, 2014 : 
You can search DNASU using any DNA or amino acid sequence using our BLAST search
Feb 05, 2014 : 
Just added to DNASU - GPCR plasmid containing CXCR4 that resulted in PDB structure 3ODU from the GPCR Network
Jan 17, 2014 : 
DNASU is going to SLAS 2014 next week in San Diego. Hear us talk about the BioStore at the Brooks Automation lunch workshop on Tuesday.
Jan 06, 2014 : 
A recent article in the Journal of Biological Chemistry using a FOS plasmid from DNASU finds that the FOS transcription factor family differentially controls trophoblast migration and invasion.
Jan 03, 2014 : 
Happy New Year from DNASU! We will resume shipping on Monday January 6th!
Dec 18, 2013 : 
A set of mammalian protein expression vectors with CMV promoters of differing strengths are now available from DNASU. Publication and find the vectors here
Dec 12, 2013 : 
For the upcoming Christmas and New Years holidays, we will not be shipping orders from December 19, 2013 - January 3, 2014. We will resume shipment on January 6, 2014. From all of us at DNASU, we wish you a Happy Holiday!
Nov 25, 2013 : 
We will not be shipping plasmids from November 26-29th due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Have a safe and happy holiday!
Nov 21, 2013 : 
New affinity reagents from the Recombinant Antibody Network are now available in DNASU. Find the plasmids here or visit the RAN website for more information about the project.
Nov 19, 2013 : 
Report of the crystal structure of the atypical Wnt ligand Norrin in Genes and Development. They use the tetraspanin 12 plasmid from DNASU as part of their study
Nov 18, 2013 : 
Learn more about DNASU in our new publication in the 2014 Nucleic Acids Research Database Issue
Nov 12, 2013 : 
Now more options for purchasing plasmids since we now accept American Express and Discover card
Nov 12, 2013 : 
New bacterial and cell free expression vectors with the HALO tag are now available from DNASU.
Oct 21, 2013 : 
1,000 new PSI:Biology plasmids available from DNASU!
Oct 08, 2013 : 
Nine new bacterial expression vectors from MCSG for production of proteins from genes containing rare codons. Pubmed article here. PSI empty vectors can all be found here.
Oct 03, 2013 : 
ASU scientist found NGF in saliva is biomarker for stress. ASU news article can be found here. Plasmids for NGF from DNASU also available here
Oct 01, 2013 : 
The MCSG has solved structures from lactic acid bacteria that helps reveal determinants for substrate recognition. The PSI Structural Biology Knowledgebase Research Advance Article. DNASU has two plasmids used for this study: LpCD00454237 and SmCD00454274
Sep 16, 2013 : 
Over 2,000 new plasmids from NESG, MCSG, NYSGRC and JCSG are available in DNASU!
Sep 10, 2013 : 
TadZ helps localizes pili to the poles of bacteria. Featured system article from the PSI Structural Biology Knowledgebase about the structure solved by the JCSG. DNASU has the plasmid that solved the structure here
Sep 10, 2013 : 
Heat shock proteins interact with the purinosome - a complex involved in purine biosynthesis. The article uses many plasmids from DNASU for their research
Sep 04, 2013 : 
Reverse baldness? Maybe through manipulation of the wnt pathway and fgf9. Interesting article. DNASU has FGF9 and other wnt family member plasmids available.
Sep 03, 2013 : 
We have just added a new browse feature to search DNASU for plasmids based on SMART domains
Aug 30, 2013 : 
Protein RbAp48 (aka RBBP4) recently found to be involved in memory loss in aging (independent of Alzheimer's Disease). Find an article here. We have many RBBP4 plasmids in DNASU and here is just one example from the PSI center JCSG
Aug 22, 2013 : 
Over 3,000 new PSI plasmids now available through DNASU
Aug 20, 2013 : 
Plasmids that were used to solve a structure now include a 2D and Jmol-enbabled 3D viewer in the annotations tab. Take a look at an example here
Aug 16, 2013 : 
Publications using plasmids from DNASU and the PSI:Biology-Materials Repository now linkout from Pubmed directly to the plasmid in DNASU
Aug 15, 2013 : 
Article about Addgene and DNASU published in Chemistry and Biology. Both repositories are great resources for plasmids.
Jul 30, 2013 : 
August Plasmid Promotion!! All orders placed in August 2013 will be shipped with a promotional code that can be used for your next order!
Jul 18, 2013 : 
New browse filter! For collections and biological annotations that have fewer than 3000 plasmids, you can filter the results through DNASU!
Jul 18, 2013 : 
Search even faster with our improved Advanced Search and PSI:Biology-MR search
Jun 25, 2013 : 
Over 4,500 new PSI:Biology plasmids are now available from DNASU. These include plasmids from the biological partners Mitochondrial Proteome Partnership (MPP) and Structure-Function Studies of Tight Junction Membrane Proteins (TJMP) as well as the high throughput centers MCSG and NESG.
Jun 18, 2013 : 
Have you had a chance to look at our new Resources section? We have information for scientists about our plasmids and the PSI:Biology and resources for educators to use in their classrooms.
Jun 12, 2013 : 
Welcome to the new DNASU!
Jun 12, 2013 : 
Take a look at our new Browse Features. Browse by author, species, collection, biological function, and vector features!
Jun 03, 2013 : 
Take a look at the new Advanced Vector viewer developed in collaboration with Lab Genius
Feb 06, 2013 : 
We now have new pricing for plasmids. Plasmids are now $43 each for academic and non-profit researchers and $53 each for companies.
Nov 05, 2012 : 
Over 63,000 PSI plasmids are available from the Materials Repository, including nearly 100 empty vectors
Oct 15, 2012 : 
DNASU was voted Best Supplies for your Genetic Experiments in Phoenix New Times 2012!
Sep 26, 2012 : 
DNASU just launched new and improved plasmid and vector detail pages. These include on the fly protein translations, a dynamic vector mapping feature, and clear information about protein expression and protocols. Check it out and let us know what you think!'
Mar 21, 2012 : 
Uniprot now links to plasmids in DNASU. You can also find protein information on Uniprot on our clone details page.
Sep 08, 2011 : 
1,800 new PSI plasmids added to DNASU. Also look for our new collection of glyco-enzymescreated in collaboration with Kelley Moremen at University of Georgia.
Jul 11, 2011 : 
Over 1,600 new PSI plasmid added to DNASU!
Apr 27, 2011 : 
Shipping costs have increased to $15 for domestic orders and $30 for international orders to reflect increases in FedEx charges
Mar 21, 2011 : 
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Mar 14, 2011 : 
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Mar 14, 2011 : 
New Plasmid of the Month highlighting C-terminally His tagged vectors from MCSG.
Jan 24, 2011 : 
Over 2,700 PSI plasmids from NESG, NYCOMPS and MCSG now available in DNASU making over 39,000 PSI plasmids available!!
Dec 01, 2010 : 
Check out our new and improved Vector Search to find plasmids based on vector tag, promoter, selectable marker, expression system, and cloning system.
Nov 30, 2010 : 
1,222 new PSI plasmids from NYCOMPS, MCSG, and JCSG are now available in DNASU! Now over 36,000 PSI plasmids are available in DNASU!
Nov 17, 2010 : 
Two new bacterial expression plasmids from NESG available in DNASU. Check out pET15_NESG and pET21_NESG
Nov 08, 2010 : 
1,488 new PSI plasmids in DNASU!
Oct 18, 2010 : 
Nearly 34,000 PSI plasmids from over 700 organisms now available in DNASU. Search the entire PSI collection here.
Sep 30, 2010 : 
Want to search our entire database yourself? Here are FASTA formatted file containing all available DNASU nucleotide or amino acid sequences.
Aug 30, 2010 : 
Check out our Recovery Act story on the NIGMS website about our new Nexus Freezer storage system!
Aug 17, 2010 : 
Over 1,500 new PSI plasmids from MCSG, CESG, JCSG, and NESG are now available in DNASU!
Aug 17, 2010 : 
Mycoplamsa expression vectors from CESG are now available. See our PSI Empty Vector list for more information.
Jul 13, 2010 : 
Five new bacterial and cell free expression vectors from CESG and NYCOMPS now available at DNASU: pVP65K, pVP68K, pVP80K, pVP81K, pEU-HSBC, and pNYCOMPS-TH-ccdB (C-term.). Check out all 61 of our PSI vectors today!
Jul 13, 2010 : 
Over 7,800 new PSI plasmids from MCSG, JCSG, NYSGXRC, and CESG were just made available on DNASU. Search our collection using the PSI:Biology-MR search.
Jul 08, 2010 : 
Want to update your account or change your password? You can do this using our new null;Update Accountnull; option under the null;My Accountnull; tab
Jun 21, 2010 : 
Over 3,500 new PSI plasmids added to DNASU making over 21,000 PSI plasmids available!
Jun 11, 2010 : 
Seven new yeast and bacterial expression vectors added to DNASU. See here for an overview of all PSI Empty Vectors or visit our PSI vector page to request an empty vector.
May 05, 2010 : 
DNASU now accepts credit card payments! To order using credit card, choose the credit card option at checkout and follow the instructions. All credit card payments are processed by Quikpay.
Apr 06, 2010 : 
The DNASU sequencing facility, which is associated with the PSI:Biology-MR and DNASU plasmid repository, will be offering Next Generation DNA Sequencing. This new technology supports applications such asnull;High Throughput DNA Sequencing, Genome Wide Association Studies (GWAS) andnull;Gene Regulation Analysis. Email Jason Steel with questions or to place your project in queue. null;Discounts may be available for initial projects!
Mar 24, 2010 : 
The PSI:Biology-MR is now on Facebook. Become a fan to get regular news and updates about the Materials Repository and the DNASU plasmid repository.
Nov 16, 2009 : 
See our recently published paper in Nucleic Acids Research about the PSI-MR and the Expedited MTA process.
Oct 14, 2009 : 
DNASU Terms of Use and Purchase are now posted. Please review these terms before placing your plasmid order.
Oct 09, 2009 : 
See our new Protein Structure Initiative features: Plasmid of the Month and Functional Sleuth.
Sep 22, 2009 : 
We are now accepting new submissions. Please contact the scientific liaison or look here for more information.
Sep 01, 2009 : 
Funding opportunities now available for PSI:Biology