Lentiviral delivery of RNAi in hippocampal neurons

Janas, J. A., Skowronski, J., Van Aelst, L. (2006) Lentiviral delivery of RNAi in hippocampal neurons. Methods Enzymol, 406. pp. 593-605. ISSN 0076-6879 (Print)

URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16472690
DOI: 10.1016/s0076-6879(06)06046-0

Abstract

The breakthrough discovery that double-stranded RNA of 21 nucleotides in length (referred to as short or small interfering RNA; siRNA) can trigger sequence-specific gene silencing in mammalian cells has led to the development of a powerful new approach to study gene function (Dillon et al., 2005; Dykxhoorn et al., 2003; Elbashir et al., 2001; Hannon et al., 2004). Effective delivery of siRNA molecules into target cells or tissues is critical for successful RNA interference (RNAi) application. Here, we describe the use of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1)-based lentiviral vectors for delivery of short hairpin RNA (shRNA), a precursor of siRNA, into primary neurons to suppress gene expression. Major advantages of lentiviral vectors are their ability to transduce nondividing cells and to confer long-term expression of transgenes. This chapter covers selection of short hairpin sequences, vector design, production of lentiviral supernatants, transduction of dissociated primary hippocampal neurons, and testing the effectiveness of shRNA-mediated silencing.

Item Type: Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: Animals Cloning Molecular Female Gene Silencing Genetic Vectors Hippocampus cytology embryology Lentivirus Neurons drug effects RNA Interference physiology RNA Small Interfering pharmacology Rats
Subjects: diseases & disorders > viral diseases > HIV
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > DNA, RNA structure, function, modification > RNAi
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > tissues types and functions > hippocampus
organism description > virus > lentivirus
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > DNA, RNA structure, function, modification > siRNA
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Communities: CSHL labs > Van Aelst lab
CSHL Post Doctoral Fellows
Depositing User: CSHL Librarian
Date: 2006
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2011 15:51
Last Modified: 02 May 2013 18:36
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URI: http://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/22829

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