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Target validation in mice by constitutive and conditional RNAi.

Methods Mol. Biol. 986, 307-323 (2013)
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Gene silencing by RNA interference (RNAi) has become a standard method for the characterization of gene function in mammalian cells. Short hairpin (sh) RNAs expressed from stably integrated vectors mediate gene knockdown both in cultured cells and in mice, presenting a fast alternative to gene knockout approaches. We describe three strategies to control gene silencing in mice that can be applied to any transcript of interest. This shRNA based approach enables either i) constitutive body-wide knockdown, ii) cell type-specific knockdown controlled by Cre recombinase, or iii) inducible body-wide knockdown controlled by doxycycline. For reliable expression the shRNA vector of interest is inserted into a Rosa26 docking site of ES cells by a site-specific recombinase. These ES cells can then be used to generate shRNA transgenic mice. This technology enables the production of adult knockdown mice within 11 months for an expedite in vivo validation of drug targets.
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Publikationstyp Artikel: Journalartikel
Dokumenttyp Wissenschaftlicher Artikel
Herausgeber Moll, J.* ; Colombo, R.*
ISSN (print) / ISBN 1064-3745
e-ISSN 1940-6029
Konferenztitel Target Identification and Validation in Drug Discovery : Methods and Protocols
Quellenangaben Band: 986, Heft: , Seiten: 307-323 Artikelnummer: , Supplement: ,
Verlag Springer
Verlagsort Berlin [u.a.]
Begutachtungsstatus Peer reviewed