Methods for studying pro- and antiapoptotic genes in nonimmortal cells

McCurrach, M. E., Lowe, S. W. (2001) Methods for studying pro- and antiapoptotic genes in nonimmortal cells. In: Methods in Cell Biology. Methods in Cell Biology, 66 . Academic Press Inc, San Diego, pp. 197-227. ISBN 0091-679X

URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11396004
DOI: 10.1016/S0091-679X(01)66010-2

Abstract

This chapter describes procedures used in studying gene function in early passage mouse embryo fibroblasts or other nonimmortalized cell types. The approach discussed in the chapter combines high-titer retroviral vectors with various null mutant cells to assess combinations of genes in a defined genetic background. A typical experiment involves four stages: (1) isolation of fibroblasts from normal and/or knockout mice; (2) generation of a retroviral vector; (3) infection of cells and selection for infected populations; and (4) analysis of cell death, transformation. This approach helps mix and match dominant and recessive activities to build model “tumor” cells from normal counterparts without clonal expansion in culture. As a result, one can have strict control over genetic background, thereby avoiding complications arising from unknown mutations that accumulate in immortal or tumor-derived lines. Although the power of this approach is in its well-defined genetic nature, it is important to recognize that these systems are necessarily artificial. Therefore, it is recommended that, having understood pro- or antiapoptotic gene function in normal cells, one tests prediction of these systems in animal models or by using patient material.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: TITER RETROVIRAL VECTORS P53-DEPENDENT APOPTOSIS BONE-MARROW STEM-CELLS THERAPY P53 TRANSFORMATION TRANSDUCTION FIBROBLASTS EFFICIENT
Subjects: bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > DNA, RNA structure, function, modification
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > cell types and functions > cell functions > apoptosis
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > DNA, RNA structure, function, modification > genes, structure and function
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Communities: CSHL labs > Lowe lab
Depositing User: Matt Covey
Date: 2001
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2014 20:23
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2014 20:23
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URI: http://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/29212

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