Journal article

A new gene trap construct enriching for insertion events near the 5 ' end of genes

T Thomas, AK Voss, K Chowdhury, P Gruss

Transgenic Research | SPRINGER | Published : 2000


The gene trap approach is based on the integration of a gene trap vector into the genome. This can be done either by electroporation of a plasmid construct or by infection with a viral vector. Commonly used viral gene trap vectors have been shown to select for integrations near the 5' end of genes. To date, no plasmid vector with a similar tendency has been reported. In this paper we describe a new plasmid vector, pKC199beta geo. This vector contained a short splice acceptor fragment from the Hoxc9 gene, a full length lacZ gene, including an ATG, and a reduced activity, mutant neomycin phosphotransferase gene as a selectable marker. This vector enriched the population of trapped genes in our..

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