A simplified system for generating recombinant adenoviruses

Tong Chuan He, Shibin Zhou, Luis T. Da Costa, Jian Yu, Kenneth W Kinzler, Bert Vogelstein

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Abstract

Recombinant adenoviruses provide a versatile system for gene expression studies and therapeutic applications. We report herein a strategy that simplifies the generation and production of such viruses. A recombinant adenoviral plasmid is generated with a minimum of enzymatic manipulations, using homologous recombination in bacteria rather than in eukaryotic cells. After transfections of such plasmids into a mammalian packaging cell line, vital production is conveniently followed with the aid of green fluorescent protein, encoded by a gene incorporated into the viral backbone. Homogeneous viruses can be obtained from this procedure without plaque purification. This system should expedite the process of generating and testing recombinant adenoviruses for a variety of purposes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2509-2514
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Volume95
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 3 1998

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  • Genetics
  • General

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