LacZ Reporter Fusion Assay for Rapid and Easy Identification of Highly Efficient siRNA and its Delivery by Lentivirus into Suspension Cell Lines
Poster Jan 18, 2007
Nataša Anastasov, Margit Klier, Daniela Angermeier and Leticia Quintanilla-Martinez
The LacZ reporter fusion assay is an excellent method to precisely quantify knockdown efficiency of siRNA-sequences and can be corroborated by Western blot analysis. Efficient production of Lentiviruses and high transduction efficiency (up to 98%) were achieved on lymphoid B- and T-cells as demonstrated by FACS analysis and GFP expression. Successful knockdown effect with specific shRNA was observed in suspension cells three days after lentiviral infection.
Despite the developments in conventional PCR, the complexity of multiplex Real Time PCR is still limited due to the lack of sufficient detection channels. To achieve high-end multiplexing capacity on standard Real Time PCR machines, Anapa Biotech has developed the MeltPlex® technology (see box on right).READ MORE
Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified more than 100 genetic loci associated with type 2 diabetes. The majority of these are located in the intergenic or intragenic regions suggesting that the implicated variants may alter chromatin conformation. This, in turn, is likely to influence the expression of nearby or more remotely located genes to alter beta cell function. At present, however, detailed molecular and functional analyses are still lacking for most of these variants. We recently analysed one of these loci and mapped five causal variants in an islet-specific enhancer cluster within the STARD10 gene locus. Here, we aimed to understand how these causal variants influence b-cell function by alteration of the chromatin structure of enhancer clusterREAD MORE
Early life stress (ELS) is highly associated with development of psychopathology
and mood disorders in adulthood. Genetic studies have identified variation in the gene calcium voltage-gated channel subunit alpha1C (CACNA1C) to increase risk for several psychiatric disorders. This poster assessed the expression of Cacna1c following prepubertal stress.