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  • 1
    ISSN: 1432-0614
    Source: Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
    Topics: Biology , Process Engineering, Biotechnology, Nutrition Technology
    Notes: Abstract A large cassette, 4.6 × 103 bases (4.6 kb) in length, containing an inducible expression system (the yeast CUP1 promoter fused to the Escherichia coli lacZ structural gene) and a bacterial neomycin-resistance gene (neo) has been cloned into the noncoding region of a GAL1-regulated Ty1 retrotransposon. Galactose was used to induce retrotransposition in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and cells containing integrations were selected by resistance to the aminoglycoside G418. Integrations of neo and CUP1p-lacZ were verified, and β-galactosidase activity was confirmed. Analysis via Southern blots demonstrated integrations at various chromosomal locations, and the number of insertions obtained ranged from one to five after three rounds of induction. Therefore, the packaging limit of Ty1 virus-like particles for RNA is at least 10.3 kb and Ty1 can transpose foreign genes as large as 4.6 kb, demonstrating the practical application of Ty1 for the insertion of large regulated expression cassettes.
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  • 2
    ISSN: 1432-0614
    Source: Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
    Topics: Biology , Process Engineering, Biotechnology, Nutrition Technology
    Notes: Abstract  A large cassette, 4.6×103 bases (4.6 kb) in length, containing an inducible expression system (the yeast CUP1 promoter fused to the Escherichia coli lacZ structural gene) and a bacterial neomycin-resistance gene (neo) has been cloned into the noncoding region of a GAL1-regulated Ty1 retrotransposon. Galactose was used to induce retrotransposition in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and cells containing integrations were selected by resistance to the aminoglycoside G418. Integrations of neo and CUP1p-lacZ were verified, and β-galactosidase activity was confirmed. Analysis via Southern blots demonstrated integrations at various chromosomal locations, and the number of insertions obtained ranged from one to five after three rounds of induction. Therefore, the packaging limit of Ty1 virus-like particles for RNA is at least 10.3 kb and Ty1 can transpose foreign genes as large as 4.6 kb, demonstrating the practical application of Ty1 for the insertion of large regulated expression cassettes.
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  • 3
    ISSN: 1432-0614
    Source: Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
    Topics: Biology , Process Engineering, Biotechnology, Nutrition Technology
    Notes: Abstract Two δ-integration vectors were evaluated for the insertion of an inducible expression cassette (the yeast CUP1 promoter fused to the Escherichia coli lacZ structural gene, CUP1p-lacZ) and a bacterial neomycin-resistance gene (neo) into the genome of Saccharomyces cerevisiae via homologous recombination. Cells containing integrations were selected by resistance to the aminoglycoside G418. The first vector was a traditional construct containing only one δ sequence; with this vector, the transformation efficiency and the number of integrations per cell were quite low. The second carried two δ sequences flanking the desired insert, and the unneeded bacterial sequences were removed by restriction-enzyme digestion immediately before transformation. When this double δ vector was employed, the integrated copy number was more than doubled relative to the single δ system and final β-galactosidase levels exceeded those obtained with the 2μ-based plasmid. Furthermore, the integrations appeared more stable in long-term sequential culture (both with and without induction of the lacZ gene) than those obtained via the single δ vector.
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