Tetracycline-Regulated Transgene Expression in Hippocampal Neurones Following Transfection with Adenoviral Vectors
Article first published online: 18 NOV 2002
Journal of Neurochemistry
Volume 69, Issue 6, pages 2620–2623, December 1997
How to Cite
Harding, T. C., Geddes, B. J., Noel, J. D., Murphy, D. and Uney, J. B. (1997), Tetracycline-Regulated Transgene Expression in Hippocampal Neurones Following Transfection with Adenoviral Vectors. Journal of Neurochemistry, 69: 2620–2623. doi: 10.1046/j.1471-4159.1997.69062620.x
- Issue published online: 18 NOV 2002
- Article first published online: 18 NOV 2002
- Resubmitted manuscript received September 5, 1997; accepted September 6, 1997.
- Tetracycline regulation;
- Gene expression;
Abstract: A transfer system that enabled the efficient introduction of transgenes into neurones and the quantitative control of the expressed transgene would greatly facilitate studies into neuronal gene function. To develop such a system we incorporated the tetracycline (Tet)-responsive On/Off regulatory elements into type-5 adenoviral (Ad) vectors. Regulation of transgene expression following transfection was measured by placing the enhanced green fluorescent protein (EGFP) gene upstream of the Tet regulatory element. The results showed that cultures of primary hippocampal cells could be transfected with very high efficiency (<70%) by the AdTet-On and AdTet-Off systems. Following transfection with the AdTet-On system no EGFP-fluorescent cells could be detected until doxycycline was added. The AdTet-Off system showed the reverse transcriptional regulation, in that the addition of Tet caused EGFP fluorescence to be abolished.