Small inhibitory RNAs (siRNAs) have become the focus of interest in many laboratories. For the first time, these molecules offer an easy way to knock down the expression of selected genes in mammalian cells without having to resort to classical
The MISSION® shRNA clones, designed by the TRC, are pre-cloned into the pLKO.1-Puro vector. This lentiviral vector allows for propagation in bacterial culture and selection of inserts in mammalian cells.
Mature microRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of naturally occurring, small non-coding RNA molecules, about 21-25 nucleotides in length. MicroRNAs are partially complementary to one or more messenger RNA (mRNA) molecules, and their main function is to downregulate gene expression
T7 RNA Polymerase is a DNA-dependant RNA Polymerase that exhibits a very high specificity for the T7 promoter sequence. The polymerase is useful for synthesizing large amounts of RNA suitable for in vitro translation and anti-sense RNA research.
Automation is used for many applications to reduce variation caused by manual handling and to obtain reproducible results in high-throughput assays. High-throughput applications, such as knockdown studies or target screenings, often include cell transfection.
Gene silencing and knockdown using RNA interference is becoming routine. The introduction of small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) into cultured cells provides a fast and efficient means of knocking down gene expression and has allowed siRNAs to quickly become a
Firefly luciferase is a widely used bioluminescent reporter for studying gene regulation and function. It is a very sensitive genetic reporter due to the absence of endogenous luciferase activity in mammalian cells or tissues.
One approach to the analysis of gene expression is to measure
the concentration of mRNA of a gene. There are several challenges to such analyses, such as the differences in half life between different transcripts, the temporal patterns of transcription and