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- Geração de transgênicos C. elegans Por biobalística Transformação
- Produção de C. elegans Transgenes via Recombineering com o GalK Marcador selecionável
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Articles by Annabel A. Ferguson in JoVE
Geração de transgênicos C. elegans Por biobalística Transformação
Daniel Hochbaum, Annabel A. Ferguson, Alfred L. Fisher
Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
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Produção de C. elegans Transgenes via Recombineering com o GalK Marcador selecionável
Yue Zhang*1, Luv Kashyap*2, Annabel A. Ferguson2, Alfred L. Fisher2
1Department of Radiation Oncology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, 2Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases, University of Pittsburgh
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Other articles by Annabel A. Ferguson on PubMed
Retrofitting Ampicillin Resistant Vectors by Recombination for Use in Generating C. Elegans Transgenic Animals by Bombardment
Plasmid. Sep, 2009 | Pubmed ID: 19520111
Caenorhabditis elegans is an important model organism for modern biologic research. An essential aspect of C. elegans research is the production of transgenic animals for study. These are often generated via microinjection, but biolistic bombardment has become increasingly popular. However, many of the plasmids previously generated for use in microinjection are not readily used for bombardment due to the lack of a convenient marker. The unc-119 gene is often used as a marker since unc-119 rescue can be observed at low magnification, allowing rescued animals to be easily distinguished from the larger number of non-rescued animals. Here we report the use of homologous recombination in Escherichia coli as a method to insert a cassette containing the unc-119 gene into commonly used plasmids at the site of the ampicillin resistance gene which is simpler than other methods like subcloning. These cassettes are flanked by regions homologous to the 5' and 3' ends of the ampicillin resistance gene and contain either the unc-119 gene and the kanamycin resistance gene or a unc-119:mCherry fusion gene and the kanamycin resistance gene. The resulting plasmids may be used for biolistic bombardment to yield animals that display unc-119 rescue, and also express the recipient plasmid transgene.
Skn-1-Dependent and -independent Regulation of Aip-1 Expression Following Metabolic Stress in Caenorhabditis Elegans
Molecular and Cellular Biology. Jun, 2010 | Pubmed ID: 20351174
Maintenance of a stable, properly folded, and catalytically active proteome is a major challenge to organisms in the face of multiple internal and external stresses which damage proteins and lead to protein misfolding. Here we show that internal metabolic stress produced by reactive intermediates resulting from tyrosine degradation triggers the expression of the aip-1 gene, which is critical in responses to the environmental toxin arsenic and the clearance of unstable polyglutamine and Abeta proteins. aip-1 acts via binding to the proteosome and enhancing proteosomal function. We find that full induction of aip-1 depends on the oxidative-stress-responsive skn-1 transcription factor but significant induction still occurs without skn-1. Importantly, activation of skn-1 with wdr-23(RNAi), which dramatically induces the expression of other skn-1 target genes, produces a minimal increase in aip-1 expression. This suggests that the previously demonstrated specificity in aip-1/AIRAP induction could reflect the actions of multiple synergistic activators, such as the heat shock factor homolog hsf-1, which we also find is required for full induction. These may be triggered by proteosome dysfunction, as we find that this event links the multiple inducers of aip-1. Together, our results show that cell stress triggers aip-1 expression by both skn-1-dependent and -independent pathways.