I-SceI-mediated double-strand break does not increase the frequency of homologous recombination at the Dct locus in mouse embryonic stem cells. - Institut Pasteur Access content directly
Journal Articles PLoS ONE Year : 2012

I-SceI-mediated double-strand break does not increase the frequency of homologous recombination at the Dct locus in mouse embryonic stem cells.

Abstract

Targeted induction of double-strand breaks (DSBs) at natural endogenous loci was shown to increase the rate of gene replacement by homologous recombination in mouse embryonic stem cells. The gene encoding dopachrome tautomerase (Dct) is specifically expressed in melanocytes and their precursors. To construct a genetic tool allowing the replacement of Dct gene by any gene of interest, we generated an embryonic stem cell line carrying the recognition site for the yeast I-SceI meganuclease embedded in the Dct genomic segment. The embryonic stem cell line was electroporated with an I-SceI expression plasmid, and a template for the DSB-repair process that carried sequence homologies to the Dct target. The I-SceI meganuclease was indeed able to introduce a DSB at the Dct locus in live embryonic stem cells. However, the level of gene targeting was not improved by the DSB induction, indicating a limited capacity of I-SceI to mediate homologous recombination at the Dct locus. These data suggest that homologous recombination by meganuclease-induced DSB may be locus dependent in mammalian cells.
Fichier principal
Vignette du fichier
Fenina PLOS One 2012.pdf (1.07 Mo) Télécharger le fichier
Origin : Publication funded by an institution
Loading...

Dates and versions

pasteur-01325896 , version 1 (02-06-2016)

Licence

Attribution

Identifiers

Cite

Myriam Fenina, Dominique Simon-Chazottes, Sandrine Vandormael-Pournin, Jihane Soueid, Francina Langa, et al.. I-SceI-mediated double-strand break does not increase the frequency of homologous recombination at the Dct locus in mouse embryonic stem cells.: Homologous recombination at the Dct locus. PLoS ONE, 2012, 7 (6), pp.e39895. ⟨10.1371/journal.pone.0039895⟩. ⟨pasteur-01325896⟩

Collections

PASTEUR CNRS FRM
154 View
106 Download

Altmetric

Share

Gmail Facebook X LinkedIn More