Overview of Genetic Reporter Systems

Steven R. Kain1, Subinay Ganguly2

1 Clontech Laboratories, Inc., Palo Alto, California, 2 SmithKline Beecham, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
Publication Name:  Current Protocols in Molecular Biology
Unit Number:  Unit 9.6
DOI:  10.1002/0471142727.mb0906s36
Online Posting Date:  May, 2001
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One method to gauge changes in transcription is to link a presumed cis‐acting sequence(s) from a gene of interest to the coding sequence for an unrelated reporter gene. Following introduction of the chimeric reporter construct into an appropriate cell type or animal, measurement of reporter‐gene product provides an indirect estimate of the induction in gene expression directed by the regulatory sequences. Numerous in vitro and in vivo reporters genes are discussed in this overview with regard to important issues regarding the selection of a transcription reporter gene, and their applications and limitations.

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Table of Contents

  • SECTION II: Uses of Fusion Genes in Mammalian Transfection
  • Overview of Genetic Reporter Systems
  • Design of Reporter Vectors
  • In Vitro Reporter Assays
  • In Vivo Reporter Assays
  • Literature Cited
  • Figures
  • Tables
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