RRC ID 67796
Author Orimoto A, Takahashi K, Imai M, Kiyono T, Kawaoka Y, Fukuda T.
Title Establishment of human airway epithelial cells with doxycycline-inducible cell growth and fluorescence reporters.
Journal Cytotechnology
Abstract We previously reported the successful establishment of multiple immortalized cell lines that preserved the original nature of the primary cells via co-expression of R24C mutant cyclin-dependent kinase 4 (CDK4R24C), Cyclin D1, and telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT). However, as these genes are kind of oncogenes, tools to control their expression levels are favorable. In this study, we describe a new polycistronic lentiviral vector expressing proliferation factors, CDK4R24C and Cyclin D1 along with enhanced green fluorescence protein (EGFP) under the control of doxycycline (Dox)-dependent transactivator (rtTA) and tetracycline response element (TRE). By introducing the Dox-inducible lentiviral vector into human airway epithelial cells, we established a novel human airway epithelial cell line harboring polycistronic Dox-inducible CDK4R24C and Cyclin D1, referred to as Tet-on K4D cells. We showed that the cell growth of Tet-on K4D cells could be controlled by Dox. Furthermore, expression of K4D genes and rtTA gene can be independently monitored by fluorescent imaging. Cultured airway epithelial cells are useful as a tool for studying the pathogenesis of lung disorders. Altogether, our established human airway epithelial cells could be used for a variety of studies such as lung pathology and biology underlying the differentiation process to form the complex pseudostratified multicellular layers.
Supplementary Information:The online version contains supplementary material available at 10.1007/s10616-021-00477-0.
Volume 73(4)
Pages 555-569
Published 2021-8-1
DOI 10.1007/s10616-021-00477-0
PII 477
PMID 34349346
IF 1.672
DNA material CSIV-TRE-RfA-CMV-KT (RDB12876)