Z2 - Optimised tools for gene transfer into liver and immune cells

Z2_April 2014

Principal Investigators:
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Boris Fehse
Institut für Zell- und Gentherapie
Klinik für Stammzelltransplantation
Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf
Martinistrasse 52
20246 Hamburg
Tel.: +49-40-7410-55518
Fax: +49-40-7410-55468
E-Mail: fehse@uke.uni-hamburg.de

Prof. Eithan Galun, MD
Goldyne Savad Institute of Gene Therapy
Hadassah Medical Center
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Jerusalem, 91120
Israel
Tel.: +972-2-6778589; +972-2-6777762
Fax: +972-2-6430982
E-mail: eithang@hadassah.org.il

Project description

Functional gene analysis is pivotal for a better understanding of physiologic as well as patho-logic processes. To address gene functions, over-expression and/or down-regulation studies can be performed.

Efficient technologies for transient as well as permanent gene transfer are essential tools to perform gene-function studies. In addition, genome editing facilitates permanent gene knock-out.

SP2 in 60 SecondsVideoarchiv

online seit 06.12.2012

In the first support period, SP2 has provided partners of SFB841 with a broad range of ”state-of-the-art“ technologies for the permanent and transient gene transfer into liver as well as im-mune cells. Different vectors, e.g. based on our LeGO platform, have been designed and cloned in accordance with individual project needs of the SFB partners.

In the second period of support, a particular focus will be laid on the provision of methods for the efficient delivery of TALE nucleases facilitating site-specific and permanent gene disrup-tion to allow loss-of-function and gain-of-function studies in cell lines as well as in primary cells.

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