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Articles by Purnima Dubey in JoVE
DNA Vector-based RNA Interference to Study Gene Function in Cancer
Daniel B. Stovall1, Meimei Wan1, Qiang Zhang1, Purnima Dubey2, Guangchao Sui1
1Department of Cancer Biology and Comprehensive Cancer Center, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, 2Department of Pathology and Comprehensive Cancer Center, Wake Forest University School of Medicine
RNA interference (RNAi) possesses many advantages over gene knockout and has been broadly used as a tool in gene functional studies. The invention of DNA vector-based RNAi technology has made long term and inducible gene knockdown possible, and also increased the feasibility of gene silencing in vivo.
Other articles by Purnima Dubey on PubMed
Multimodality Imaging of Lymphocytic Migration Using Lentiviral-based Transduction of a Tri-fusion Reporter Gene
Molecular Imaging and Biology : MIB : the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging. Sep-Oct, 2004 | Pubmed ID: 15380743
PURPOSE: Previous work showed quantitative imaging of T-cell migration into a tumor site by positron emission tomography (PET), using retroviral transduction of mutated thymidine kinase (sr39TK) reporter genes into immunized T-lymphocytes. PROCEDURES AND RESULTS: In order to improve the sensitivity and flexibility of the imaging analysis, lentivirus, that expressed sr39TK, was used to transduce the lymphocytes that migrated to an immunogenic sarcoma site. In comparison to retrovirally transduced lymphocytes, the lentivirally transduced lymphocytes showed enhanced PET signal when equal numbers of transduced lymphocytes were transferred. Furthermore, in order to utilize multimodality in vivo imaging capability, a tri-fusion reporter gene containing sr39TK, synthetic Renilla luciferase (hRluc), and enhanced green fluorescent protein (eGFP) was inserted into a lentiviral transfer vector. Using the adoptive transfer model, tumor-specific lymphocytic migration was detected by both microPET scan and bioluminescence imaging. CONCLUSION: The multimodal imaging strategy coupled with lentiviral reporter construct delivery demonstrated here can facilitate future molecular imaging studies.
Deletion of PSCA Increases Metastasis of TRAMP-induced Prostate Tumors Without Altering Primary Tumor Formation
The Prostate. Feb, 2008 | Pubmed ID: 18044730
Prostate stem cell antigen (PSCA) is expressed in normal epithelium of various tissues, in embryos and adult animals. PSCA expression is upregulated in up to 70% of prostate tumors and metastases, and a subset of bladder and pancreatic cancers. However, its function is unknown. We studied the effect of targeted gene deletion of PSCA on normal organ development and prostate carcinogenesis.