Discover Stable Expression Hot Spot in Genome of Chinese Hamster Ovary Cells Using Lentivirus based Random Integration Method

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Songtao ZhouHuazhong Li


Traditional construction method for stable expression cell line was mainly achieved by using random integration method. However, target gene might be integrated into heterochromatin region or unstable region of chromatin by using this method, and thus required multiple rounds of selection to obtain desirable expression cell lines with stable expression level of target proteins. Rational cell line construction method can overcome this shortcoming by integrating transgenes into stable hot spot within genome specifically. Thus, to discover novel effective hot spot would be critical for this new cell line construction method. Here we reported one practical method to discover new stable hot spot by using lentivirus infection and random integration. One such hot spot located at NW_006880285.1 was thoroughly investigated in this article. The expression stability of this hot spot was verified by detecting Zsgreen1 reporter gene expression for over 50 passages. When cells were adapted to suspension culture, they successfully kept expressing Zsgreen1 reporter gene. In addition, this suspension cell line could keep expressing reporter gene stably for another 50 passages. In summary, this research offered an easy new method for researchers...Continue Reading

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Chinese Hamster Ovary Cell

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