Investigation of hFVIII production in mammary glands of transgenic mice.

Investigation of hFVIII production in mammary glands of transgenic mice. Monoclon Antib Immunodiagn Immunother. 2014 Oct;33(5):325-9 Authors: Mohammadian T, Rassi H Abstract Hemophilia A is an X-linked disorder affecting 1 in 10,000 males. The disease is caused by a defect or mutation of factor 8 or 9. Human factor 8 gene (hFVIII) is a relatively large gene consisting of 26 exons and approximately 2,351 amino acids with a length of 9 Kb mRNA. Expression of hFVIII in mammalian milk is becoming a widespread strategy for high-level production of hFVIII because of the most complex post-translational modifications. The aim of this study was the cloning and expression of hFVIII in mammary glands of two transgenic mice. To obtain a recombinant plasmid, first a plasmid carrying an FVIII gene fragment (pCMV6-hFVIII) was digested by EcoRI-SalI restriction enzymes and then the fragment was purified from agarose gel and inserted into a pUCWAP7 vector carrying a tissue-specific promoter (mWAP 4.1 kbp). After that, it was isolated by agarose gel and transferred into the murine zygotes by standard microinjection methods. Methods for expression of recombinant FVIII RT-PCR and ELISA were studied. The results show the successful expression of factor FVIII gene and its product in the mouse mammary glands. PMID: 25358000 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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