Construction of a LRP16 gene targeting vector and screening of homologously recombinant clone of embryonic stem cells

Zhi Qiang Wu, Wei Dong Han, Ya Li Zhao, Yi Ling Si, Yi Ming Mu, Yuan Guan Meng, Nomura Masatoshi

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Background: Previous studies have demonstrated that LRP16 is an estrogen-responsive gene. Its expression level is strongly associated with the proliferation and invasive growth of human breast cancer cells. Objective: To construct a LRP16 targeting vector and screen mouse embryonic stem cell clones with homolougous recombination of an inactive LRP16 gene. Design: Constructing an inserting inactivation target by inserting SA-RIES- β geo expression cassette. Setting: Bioregulatory Laboratory of the Third Medical Department of Kyushu University in Japan and Department of Molecular Biology, General Hospital of Chinese PLA. Materials: The materials used here were mainly provided by the Bioregulatory Laboratory, the Third Medical Department of Kyushu University in Japan. The mouse genomic library in pBeloBAC11 Vector was purchased from Invitrogen Corp. The competent TopF10 was purchased from Beijing Tiangen Biotech Corp. pcDNA3.1(+) vector was kept in our laboratory. Mouse ES cells were provided by Kyushu University. Methods: The experiment was performed in Kyushu University and Department of Molecular Biology of PLA General Hospital from November 2004 to May 2005. Targeting sequence of LRP16 gene was obtained from 129 mouse genomic Bacterial Artificial Chromosomes library based on polymerase chain reaction (PCR) screening. The SA-RIES- β geo fragment was inserted within LRP16 fifth exon to inactivate LRP16. ES cells were screened with G418 and the homologously recombinant clone was identified by Southern blot analysis. Main outcome measures: Clones with homologous recombination. Results: The LRP16 fragment including exon 5 to 11 was subcloned into the pBluescript SK II vector. Restriction map demonstrated that the SA-IRES- β geo fragment was correctly inserted into the LRP16 fifth exon. Southern blot results showed that there was an ES clone with targeting sequence homologously inserted. Conclusion: A LRP16 gene targeting vector is constructed and a homologous recombinant is obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2391-2395
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Rehabilitative Tissue Engineering Research
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Mar 18 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Clinical Biochemistry


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