Previously we demonstrated that the yield of Cry3A (70 kDa) can be increased as much as 10-fold when cry3A including its upstream STAB-SD mRNA stabilizing sequence is expressed in Bacillus thuringiensis under the control of cyt1A promoters. To determine whether the cyt1A promoters/STAB-SD combination (cyt1AP/STAB) has broader applicability, we used it to synthesize two other Cry endotoxins in the 70-kDa mass range, Cry2A and Cry11A. Combination of cyt1AP/STAB with orfs 2 and 3 of the cry2A operon yielded about 4. 4-fold the amount of Cry2A obtained with the wild-type cry2A operon. The yield of Cry11A obtained with a construct that contained the cyt1AP/STAB, cry11A and the 20-kDa protein gene was 1.3-fold the amount obtained with a construct similar to the wild-type operon. These results demonstrate that the cyt1AP/STAB combination can enhance synthesis of different Cry proteins significantly, but that the level of enhancement varies with the specific protein synthesized.