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[Establishment and application of lentivirus luciferase reporter-mediated miRNA target gene screening system].

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  • 1Department of Hematology, Fujian Medical University Union Hospital, Fuzhou, Fujian Province, China.


This study was aimed to establish a high-throughput luciferase reporter system, through which to screen and identify miRNAs directly targeting p21, and to explore the biological function and significance of these miRNAs. Molecular cloning technique was used to construct and identify two lentivirus-expressing vectors-pWPXL-Luc and pWPXL-Luc-P21-3'UTR, virus particles were collected after the pWPXL-Luc or pWPXL-Luc-P21-3'UTR vectors were co-transfected with the psPAX2 packaging plasmid and the envelope plasmid pDM2G into HEK-293T cells. Furthermore, two stable cell lines expressing luciferase singly or co-expressed luciferase and P21-3'UTR were established by transducing HEK-293 cells with recombinant lentivirus; the former was used as control in the following experiments. Finally luciferase activity of the latter stable cells was measured by using the luciferase reporter assay system. The results showed that high-titre recombinant lentivirus was produced and two stable cell lines were constructed, also to some certain, the luciferase activity was in direct proportion to the number of cells. In conclusion, the high-throughput luciferase reporter system is established successfully; using this system, the 28 miRNA that directly target P21 Cip1/Waf1 are screened experimentally.

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