What does a leader (signal peptide) sequence do and what leader sequence do we use in our pTwist vectors?
A leader or secretory signal sequence acts as a peptide signal bound by cellular machinery early in the translation process. This allows for the correct localization of the translation complex to the endoplasmic reticulum where the antibody chains can enter into the secretory pathway for protein assembly and secretion from the cell. The leader sequence is cleaved during the protein assembly process and is not a part of the final protein. Twist uses the following leader sequences with pTwist vectors which have been tested and validated with our pTwist vectors:
VH: MKHLWFFLLLVAAPRWVLS VL: MVLQTQVFISLLLWISGAYG
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