Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-10869
Wu, S C Y; Meir, Y J J; Coates, C J; Handler, A M; Pelczar, P; Moisyadi, S; Kaminski, J M (2006). piggyBac is a flexible and highly active transposon as compared to sleeping beauty, Tol2, and Mos1 in mammalian cells. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 103(41):15008-15013.
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A nonviral vector for highly efficient site-specific integration would be desirable for many applications in transgenesis, including gene therapy. In this study we directly compared the genomic integration efficiencies of piggyBac, hyperactive Sleeping Beauty (SB11), Tol2, and Mos1 in four mammalian cell lines. piggyBac demonstrated significantly higher transposition activity in all cell lines whereas Mos1 had no activity. Furthermore, piggyBac transposase coupled to the GAL4 DNA-binding domain retains transposition activity whereas similarly manipulated gene products of Tol2 and SB11 were inactive. The high transposition activity of piggyBac and the flexibility for molecular modification of its transposase suggest the possibility of using it routinely for mammalian transgenesis.
|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Institute of Laboratory Animal Science|
04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Laboratory Animal Science
|DDC:||570 Life sciences; biology|
610 Medicine & health
|Deposited On:||23 Mar 2009 10:17|
|Last Modified:||28 Nov 2013 01:08|
|Publisher:||National Academy of Sciences|
|Additional Information:||Copyright: National Academy of Sciences USA|
|Citations:||Web of Science®. Times Cited: 125|
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