Genotype and expression of the enhanced green fluorescent protein in LEW-Tg (EGFP) F455.5/Rrrc rats

Authors

  • Renata Cristina Higino Brito Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Departamento de Bioquímica e Imunologia, Laboratório de Imunologia Celular e Molecular, Belo Horizonte, MG
  • Juliana Lott de Carvalho Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Departamento de Bioquímica e Imunologia, Laboratório de Imunologia Celular e Molecular, Belo Horizonte, MG
  • Alessandra Arcoverde Cavalcanti Zonari Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Departamento de Bioquímica e Imunologia, Laboratório de Imunologia Celular e Molecular, Belo Horizonte, MG
  • Natalia Martins Breyner Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Departamento de Bioquímica e Imunologia, Laboratório de Imunologia Celular e Molecular, Belo Horizonte, MG
  • Luiza Carvalho Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Departamento de Bioquímica e Imunologia, Laboratório de Imunologia Celular e Molecular, Belo Horizonte, MG
  • Dawidson Assis Gomes Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Departamento de Bioquímica e Imunologia, Laboratório de Imunologia Celular e Molecular, Belo Horizonte, MG
  • Alfredo Miranda Goes Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Departamento de Bioquímica e Imunologia, Laboratório de Imunologia Celular e Molecular, Belo Horizonte, MG

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.2318-3659.v50i2p87-97

Keywords:

Enhanced green fluorescent protein, EGFP, Autofluorescence, Difference in expression

Abstract

The Green fluorescent protein (GFP) was first described after being extracted from Aequorea victoria in 1987. Since then, GFP and its derivatives have been widely used in several experiments as cell and protein marker. In the present study it was verified the genotype of the offspring from crosses between heterozygote Lewis LEW-Tg (EGFP) F455.5/ Rrrc rats and analyzed the expression of the enhanced green fluorescent protein (EGFP) in different cell types and genotypes. The genotype of the offspring was assessed by PCR and analysis of EGFP expression in different cells and genotypes, including mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) derived from adipose tissue and calvarial osteoblast cells. Expression of EGFP was verified by flow cytometry, fluorescence microscopy, and immunostaining. Through these methods, it was identified the genotypes of the offspring and determined the levels of expression of EGFP in two cell types. A difference in expression between the (EGFP +/+) and (EGFP +/-) genotypes was also observed in addition to the presence of autofluorescence. Further studies on the natural fluorescence of cells with the (EGFP +/-) genotype and that induced by presence of the EGFP are necessary.

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Published

2013-04-19

How to Cite

Brito, R. C. H., Carvalho, J. L. de, Zonari, A. A. C., Breyner, N. M., Carvalho, L., Gomes, D. A., & Goes, A. M. (2013). Genotype and expression of the enhanced green fluorescent protein in LEW-Tg (EGFP) F455.5/Rrrc rats. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 50(2), 87-97. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.2318-3659.v50i2p87-97

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