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Methylated and Unmethylated pDNA Delivery Comparison in Mammalian Cells

Abstract In this study, the differences in delivery of methylated and unmethylated prokaryotic

DNA in mammalian cells was investigated. 3 plasmids, DH5-α, ER2925 and

GM272 were extracted and transformed from E. coli bacteria. DH5-α is the regular

methylated plasmid, however,ER2925 and GM272 lack Dam and Dcm enzymes which

methylate adenine and internal cytosine in prokaryotes respectively, hence they are

unmethylated. The 3 plasmids were delivered via different delivery vectors in two

cell lines, UMUC3 and MDA-MB-231 which are human bladder cancer cell line and

human triple negative breast cancer cell line, respectively.

Luciferase and BCA assay were carried out to quantify transgene expression to

compare the efficacy of gene delivery in thr... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Meraji, Seyedehmelika (Author) / Rege, Kaushal (Advisor) / Nannegna, Brent (Committee member) / Green, Matthew (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Chemical engineering
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 46 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Chemical Engineering 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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