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Site-directed mutagenesis for the production of mutant TP53 gene and analysis of its tumor suppressor activity

Bakhtiar, M. Taher and Solachuddin Jauhari , Arief Ichwan (2012) Site-directed mutagenesis for the production of mutant TP53 gene and analysis of its tumor suppressor activity. In: International Conference in Biomedical Science 2012, 27-28 February, Bandung.

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The p53 therapy based approach is a good candidate for treatment of TP53-defect cancer. However, this treatment is unsuitable for some cancer cases especially for that caused by dominant-negative activity of the mutant p53 protein. Thus, more effective treatment is needed to overcome this problem and DNA vaccination may be the suitable candidate where mutant p53 may become a suitable candidate as an antigen for the DNA vaccination strategy. Therefore, the research aims to produce mutant TP53R248Q through PCR site–directed mutagenesis and to confirm its tumor suppression ability. The mutation of R248Q was generated via Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) site-directed mutagenesis to pCMVp53 plasmid. Following that, these constructed TP53R248Q was transfected into the TP53-null H1299 cell lines in order to investigate its tumor suppression ability, by studying its phenotype and genotype expression. Phenotype study was conducted by using colony formation assay while quantification of TP53 downstream target gene, p21waf1 was conducted for the genotype study. The transfection with exogenous TP53R248Q resulted in massive colony proliferation and downregulation of p21waf1, thus confirmed that the generated mutant TP53 has lost its ability to restrain cells growth. These data therefore confirmed that the PCR site-directed mutagenesis technique has been successfully carried out to induce the desired mutation in the TP53 gene. Thus, this technique may become an interesting option to generate novel recombinant proteins, especially in the development of specifically designed DNA vaccine as a gene therapy in the future.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech/Talk)
Additional Information: 5209/22804
Uncontrolled Keywords: dominant-negative activity, p53, PCR site-directed mutagenesis
Subjects: R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Pharmacy > Department of Pharmaceutical Technology
Depositing User: Dr Muhammad Taher
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2012 11:07
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2014 15:35
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/22804

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