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Temporal control of retroviral transgene expression in newborn cells in the adult brain


Braun, Simon M G; Machado, Raquel A C; Jessberger, Sebastian (2013). Temporal control of retroviral transgene expression in newborn cells in the adult brain. Stem Cell Reports, 1(2):114-122.

Abstract

Neural stem/progenitor cells (NSPCs) generate new neurons throughout life in distinct areas of the adult mammalian brain. Besides classical transgenesis-based approaches, retrovirus-mediated genetic manipulation is frequently used to study mechanisms that regulate neurogenesis in the nervous system. Here, we show that fusion of a tamoxifen-regulatable estrogen receptor (ER(T2)) motif to transcription factors (i.e., ASCL1 and NEUROD1) enables temporal control of transgene expression in adult mouse NSPCs in vitro and in vivo. Thus, the approach described here represents a versatile strategy for regulating gene expression to study gene function in dividing cells and their progeny.

Abstract

Neural stem/progenitor cells (NSPCs) generate new neurons throughout life in distinct areas of the adult mammalian brain. Besides classical transgenesis-based approaches, retrovirus-mediated genetic manipulation is frequently used to study mechanisms that regulate neurogenesis in the nervous system. Here, we show that fusion of a tamoxifen-regulatable estrogen receptor (ER(T2)) motif to transcription factors (i.e., ASCL1 and NEUROD1) enables temporal control of transgene expression in adult mouse NSPCs in vitro and in vivo. Thus, the approach described here represents a versatile strategy for regulating gene expression to study gene function in dividing cells and their progeny.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Brain Research Institute
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
610 Medicine & health
Date:11 July 2013
Deposited On:10 Dec 2013 14:12
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 17:14
Publisher:Cell Press
ISSN:2213-6711
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.stemcr.2013.06.003
PubMed ID:24052947

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