Comparison of Cas9 activators in multiple species
Author(s)Chavez, Alejandro; Tuttle, Marcelle; Pruitt, Benjamin W; Ewen-Campen, Ben; Chari, Raj; Ter-Ovanesyan, Dmitry; Haque, Sabina J; Cecchi, Ryan J; Kowal, Emma J K; Buchthal, Joanna; Housden, Benjamin E; Perrimon, Norbert; Church, George; Collins, James J.; ... Show more Show less
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Several programmable transcription factors exist based on the versatile Cas9 protein, yet their relative potency and effectiveness across various cell types and species remain unexplored. Here, we compare Cas9 activator systems and examine their ability to induce robust gene expression in several human, mouse, and fly cell lines. We also explore the potential for improved activation through the combination of the most potent activator systems, and we assess the role of cooperativity in maximizing gene expression.
DepartmentInstitute for Medical Engineering and Science; MIT Synthetic Biology Center; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Biological Engineering
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.Chavez, Alejandro et al. “Comparison of Cas9 Activators in Multiple Species.” Nature Methods 13.7 (2016): 563–567.
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