Expression of human adenosine deaminase in murine hematopoietic cells

Mol Cell Biol. 1988 Dec;8(12):5116-25. doi: 10.1128/mcb.8.12.5116.

Abstract

Multiple replication-defective retrovirus vectors were tested for their ability to transfer and express human adenosine deaminase in vitro and in vivo in a mouse bone marrow transplantation model. High-titer virus production was obtained from vectors by using both a retrovirus long terminal repeat promoter and internal transcriptional units with human c-fos and herpes virus thymidine kinase promoters. After infection of primary murine bone marrow with one of these vectors, human adenosine deaminase was detected in 60 to 85% of spleen colony-forming units and in the blood of 14 of 14 syngeneic marrow transplant recipients. This system offers the opportunity to assess methods for increasing efficiency of gene transfer, for regulation of expression of foreign genes in hematopoietic progenitors, and for long-term measurement of the stability of expression in these cells.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adenosine Deaminase / genetics*
  • Animals
  • Blotting, Southern
  • Bone Marrow Cells
  • Bone Marrow Transplantation*
  • Cell Line
  • Cells, Cultured
  • Genes*
  • Genetic Vectors
  • Hematopoietic Stem Cells / cytology
  • Hematopoietic Stem Cells / enzymology*
  • Humans
  • Mice
  • Mice, Inbred C57BL
  • Nucleoside Deaminases / genetics*
  • Retroviridae / genetics
  • Transfection*

Substances

  • Nucleoside Deaminases
  • Adenosine Deaminase