Application of Ligand-Dependent Site-Specific Recombination in ES Cells

  • Pierre-Olivier Angrand
  • Catherine P. Woodroofe
  • A. Francis Stewart
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Mammalian genetics has benefited greatly from the development of methods for culturing and genetically modifying mouse embryonic stem (ES) cells. ES cells are totipotent cells derived from the inner cell mass of 3.5-day blastocysts. They have two main characteristics:
  • They can be modified in culture and reintroduced back into blastocysts, giving rise to manipulated chimeric animals (Thompson et al. 1989)

  • They can spontaneously differentiate to various cell types under certain growth conditions.


Embryonic Stem Cell Selectable Marker Gene loxP Site Inducible Expression System Human Progesterone Receptor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pierre-Olivier Angrand
    • 1
  • Catherine P. Woodroofe
    • 1
  • A. Francis Stewart
    • 1
  1. 1.European Molecular Biology LaboratoryGene Expression ProgramHeidelbergGermany

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