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Gene Cloning Application (Gene Subtraction)
Transcript of Gene Cloning Application (Gene Subtraction)
Target gene & Engineered Characteristic
Polygalacturonase - Delay of fruit spoilage
Polyphenol oxidase - Preventation of discoloration in fruits and vegetables
Starch synthase - Reduction of starch content
Chalcone synthase - Modification of flower color
About Gene Cloning
Application of Antisense RNA Technology in Gene Subtraction
Gene Cloning Application
Gene cloning is the process in which a gene of interest is located and copied (cloned) out of DNA extracted from an organism.
6. Plasmid extraction
7. Plasmid digestion
8. Gel electrophoresis
Application of Gene Cloning
Production of recombinant protein
-Human Growth Hormone
-Human Genome Project
Application in Forensic Science
Definition of Gene Subtraction
> Inactivation of a target gene, not removal
> Is done by
> RNA produced by this technology is called the
antisense RNA (asRNA)
Antisense RNA is a single stranded RNA that is complementary to the messenger RNA(mRNA) transcribed within a cell.
Antisense RNA may be introduced into a cell to inhibit translation of a complementary mRNA by base pairing to it and physically obstructing the translation machinery
The intention of both technology is the same which is gene silencing but the process is a bit different.
Antisense technology degrades RNA by enzyme RNaseH
RNAi utilizes the enzyme Dicer & RISC(RNA-inducing Slicing Complex) to degrade mRNA.
Mode of treatment for genetic disorder & treatment
Antisense drugs are being used in research to treat cancer, HIV(Human Immunodeficiency Virus), CMV(Cytomegalovirus) etc.
Difficult to get into the body
, i.e for Huntington's Disease it must cross the blood brain barrier
Inevitable toxic effect
. Eventough it is very specific, it can still regulate both mutant and normal Huntington Disease alleles.
The antisense RNA technology in gene subtraction shows the potential for diverse application to basic research and therapy.
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