RRC ID 33390
Author Hashimoto-Gotoh T, Mizuno T, Ogasahara Y, Nakagawa M.
Title An oligodeoxyribonucleotide-directed dual amber method for site-directed mutagenesis.
Journal Gene
Abstract A simple procedure for in vitro site-directed mutagenesis (SDM) was developed using two oligodeoxyribonucleotide (oligo) primers, one serving as selection primer and the other for mutagenesis in the target DNA (mutagenic primer). The mutant clones can be selected by reversion mutations of dual amber (am) to dual Gln codons in the cat gene, resulting in a chloramphenicol-resistant phenotype in sup(O) host cells. Unlike previously reported procedures, the new method requires neither special chemical reagents, nor single-stranded DNA purification, nor any additional biochemical treatments such as multiple PCRs, restriction digestion and so on, but utilises one of the oligo-directed dual am (ODA) plasmids, i.e., pKF16c, pKF17c, pKF18c or pKF19c. The two amber (am) mutations located two codons apart from each other in cat (catam2) can be simultaneously reverted with a 20-nucleotide primer (CQ, pAACCAGACCGTTCAGCTGGA) during primer extension. In a model experiment using the lacZ' gene, an am mutation or a single-bp deletion (sbd) mutation was frequently co-introduced in lacZ' using a mixture of am- or sbd-encoding mutagenic primer for lacZ', and the CQ primer for catam2. Applying this procedure to the human AT cDNA (encoding antithrombin), a missense mutation (Arg406-->Met) in one of the human AT variants, AT-Kyoto, involved in congenital thrombosis disease, was introduced efficiently into the wild-type cDNA (> 85%).
Volume 152(2)
Pages 271-5
Published 1995-1-23
DOI 10.1016/0378-1119(94)00750-m
PII 037811199400750M
PMID 7835714
MeSH Base Sequence DNA, Complementary Genetic Techniques Humans Lac Operon Molecular Sequence Data Mutagenesis, Site-Directed* Plasmids Thrombosis / congenital Thrombosis / genetics
IF 2.984
Times Cited 78
Prokaryotes E. coli pKF16c pKF17c pKF18c pKF19c