DNA context and promoter activity affect gene expression inlentiviral vectors

DNA context and promoter activity affect gene expression inlentiviral vectors

Authors

  • G. Mao
  • F. Marotta
  • J. Yu
  • L. Zhou, et al.

Keywords:

DNA context, promoter activity, elongation factor 1 alpha

Abstract

Several varieties of lentiviral delivery systems have been used to generate stable cell lines and transgenic animals. Some enhancing elements have been identified to promote stable transgene expression.  In this study, we describe that the promoter activity is affected by the lentiviral genomic context.  We have examined the promoter activities using green fluorescence protein (GFP) as a reporter in different cell lines to demonstrate that the cytomegalovirus (CMV) promoter may not always be the best choice to overexpress transgenes in all cell types. Our data showed that the polypeptide chain elongation factor 1 alpha (EF1α) promoter is relatively active in all three model cell lines (293T, HOS, and Hela) while the CMV promoter is less effective in Hela cells.

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01-12-2008

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ORIGINAL ARTICLES

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DNA context and promoter activity affect gene expression inlentiviral vectors. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2008 Dec. 1 [cited 2024 Jun. 16];79(3):192-6. Available from: https://www.mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/1247