Gene Targeting for Somatic Cell Manipulation

  • Julia R. Dorin
  • David J. Porteous
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 9)


Recent technological advances, not least in somatic cell genetics, have accelerated progress in human genome mapping and reverse genetics. In particular, chromosome mediated gene transfer (CMGT) (1) and irradiation and fusion gene transfer (IFGT) (2) have been exploited to great effect for enrichment cloning of predetermined regions of the human genome. Both methods allow subchromosomal fragments of human DNA (generally 1 to 50 Mbp in size) to be isolated onto a rodent cell background as a resource for DNA cloning and fine structure mapping.


Hypoxanthine Phosphoribosyl Transferase Homologous Recombination Event Somatic Cell Genetic Polymerase Chain Reaction Screening Homologous Recombination Frequency 
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© The Humana Press Inc., Clifton, NJ 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Julia R. Dorin
    • 1
  • David J. Porteous
    • 1
  1. 1.MRC Human Genetics UnitWestern General HospitalEdinburgh

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