Construction of a vector generating both siRNA and a fluorescent reporter: A siRNA study in cultured neurons

Seung Yoon Yoon, Jung Eun Choi, Onyou Hwang, Hea Nam Hong, Heuiran Lee, Yoo Kyum Kim, Sung Woo Cho, Hyun Kim, Dong Hou Kim

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Abstract

RNA interference is an important tool for gene silencing. However, its application to primary cultured cells has been limited by low transfection efficiencies. In this work we developed a vector which encodes both siRNA and red fluorescent protein. Using this vector we could markedly suppress green fluorescent protein (GFP) and bim an endogenous gene. Primary cultured cortical neurons transfected with siRNA against doublecortin showed that doublecortin expression was significantly inhibited in nearly all the transfected neurons. This vector identifies the transfected cells and should be useful for loss-of-gene function studies in neurons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-130
Number of pages4
JournalMolecules and Cells
Volume18
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Aug 31

Keywords

  • Fluorescent reporter
  • Neuron
  • siRNA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology

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    Yoon, S. Y., Choi, J. E., Hwang, O., Hong, H. N., Lee, H., Kim, Y. K., Cho, S. W., Kim, H., & Kim, D. H. (2004). Construction of a vector generating both siRNA and a fluorescent reporter: A siRNA study in cultured neurons. Molecules and Cells, 18(1), 127-130.