Novel Pol II fusion promoter directs human immunodeficiency virus type 1-inducible coexpression of a short hairpin RNA and protein Article

cited authors

  • Unwalla, HJ; Li, HT; Bahner, I; Li, MJ; Kohn, D; Rossi, JJ

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  • We demonstrate a novel approach for coexpression of a short hairpin RNA (shRNA) with an open reading frame which exploits transcriptional read-through of a minimal polyadenylation signal from a Pol II promoter. We first observed efficient inducible expression of enhanced green fluorescent protein along with an anti-rev shRNA. We took advantage of this observation to test coexpression of the transdominant negative mutant (humanized) of human immunodeficiency type 1 (HIV-1) Rev (huRevM10) along with an anti-rev shRNA via an HIV-1-inducible fusion promoter. The coexpression of the shRNA and transdominant protein resulted in potent, long-term inhibition of HIV-1 gene expression and suppression of shRNA-resistant mutants. This dual expression system has broad-based potential for other shRNA applications, such as cases where simultaneous knockdown of mutant and wild-type transcripts must be accompanied by replacement of the wild-type protein. Copyright © 2006, American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved.

publication date

  • February 1, 2006

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  • 1863

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  • 1873


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