Location and function of retroviral and SV40 sequences that enhance biochemical transformation after microinjection of DNA.

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Science; School of Medicine
Department Oncological Sciences; Biology; Human Genetics
Program Institute of Human Genetics; Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
Creator Capecchi, Mario R.
Other Author Luciw, Paul A; Bishop J. Michael ; Varmus, Harold E.
Title Location and function of retroviral and SV40 sequences that enhance biochemical transformation after microinjection of DNA.
Date 1983-07-01
Description Biochemical transformation of thymidine-kinase-deficient (TK-) mouse L cells is enhanced 20 to 40 fold when microinjected plasmid DNA contains regions of the genomes of Rous sarcoma virus or simian virus 40 in addition to the complete herpes simplex virus tk gene, irrespective of the orientation and location of the enhancer. The enhancing sequence of RSV DNA has been localized to 143 bp that include 88 bp at the 5' end of the long terminal repeat; the enhancing segment of SV40 DNA lies 42-276 bp upstream from the initiation site for early transcription. The RSV enhancer does not provide a favored integration site within microinjected plasmids and does not affect the frequency of integration into host cell DNA. When microinjected cells were grown into cell lines in nonselective medium, few cells containing integrated HSV tk without RSV DNA could grow in selective medium. In contrast, over 80% of cells from lines containing the HSV tk gene linked to the RSV enhancer could grow in selective medium. Thus the RSV enhancer affects the expression rather than the integration of the tk gene.
Type Text
Publisher MIT
Volume 33
Issue 3
First Page 705
Last Page 716
Subject Animals; Base Sequence; Genes, Viral; Plasmids; Thymidine Kinase
Subject MESH Cell Transformation, Viral; Gene Expression Regulation; Simian virus 40
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Cell. 1983 Jul;33(3):705-16: Luciw PA, Bishop JM, Varmus HE, Capecchi MR. Location and function of retroviral and SV40 sequences that enhance biochemical transformation after microinjection of DNA. Retrieved on September 25.2006 from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6WSN-4C7WGHN-4W&_coverDate=07%2F31%2F1983&_alid=455479450&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_qd=1&_cdi=7051&_sort=d&view=c&_acct=C000049956&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=990933&md5=5497fe155d05b70e642343f4cf9f9e7c.
Rights Management Copyright © 1983, MIT. All Rights Reserved.
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2012-06-13
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6g457kn
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