Efficient and simple production of transgenic mice and rabbits using the new DMSO-sperm mediated exogenous DNA transfer method.
ABSTRACT A high efficient and simple transgenic technology on mice and rabbits to transfect spermatozoa with exogenous DNA/DMSO complex to obtain transgenic offspring, which is namely called DMSO-sperm mediated gene transfer (SMGT). Mouse sperm could be either directly transfected via injection into testis or cultured in vitro with the plasmed DNA containing the enhanced green fluorescent protein (EGFP) that could be expressed in the embryos and offspring. Then, 36 living transgenic rabbits were produced using the same technology, and the transgenic ratio of 56.3% was detected using PCR and Southern blot. As the controls, the transgenic ratios of 39.6% and 47.8% have also been tested using the liposomes mediated technology of Tfx-50 Reagent or Lipefectamin-2000, respectively. The results show that the female transgenic rabbits, as the mammary gland bioreactor models, could express the human tissue plasminogen activator mutant (htPAm) in their mammary cells when they are adult.
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ABSTRACT: In this study, the production of transgenic goats using sperm to integrate exogenous DNA and artificial insemination (AI) was carried out and the technical protocols for sperm-mediated gene transfer (SMGT) in the goat were optimized. The standard sperm parameters and the ability to bind foreign genes were assessed to select suitable sperm donor bucks. A total of 134 oestrous does were divided into 4 groups and inseminated using different methods and sperm numbers. The does of Groups I to III were inseminated with fresh semen ( and sperm) or frozen-thawed semen ( sperm), respectively, through conventional intra-cervical AI, and the does of Group IV with frozen-thawed semen ( sperm) through intrauterine AI. Total genomic DNAs were extracted from ear biopsies of the offspring. The presence of DNA was screened by PCR and then by Southern blotting analysis. A total of 76 live kids were produced and 8 kids were tested transgene positive on the basis of agarose gel electrophoresis of the PCR-amplified fragment. Southern blotting analysis of the samples showed 5 positive kids. A transgenic ratio of 10.53% was detected using PCR and 6.58% using Southern blotting. The positive kid rate assayed by PCR and Southern blotting of frozen-thawed goat semen was 3.61% and 9.27% higher than that of untreated semen. The results show that transgenic goats can be produced efficiently by the method of artificial insemination using sperm cells to integrate the exogenous DNA and intrauterine insemination allowed low numbers of DNA-transfected spermatozoa to be used, with satisfactory fertility.Asian Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences 01/2010; 23(1). · 0.64 Impact Factor
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