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One-step cloning of intron-containing hairpin RNA constructs for RNA interference via isothermal in vitro recombination system.
|Title||One-step cloning of intron-containing hairpin RNA constructs for RNA interference via isothermal in vitro recombination system.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Jiang Y, Xie M, Zhu Q, Ma X, Li X, Liu Y, Zhang Q|
|Date Published||2013 Aug|
Hairpin RNA-based RNA interference (hpRNAi) has become a powerful tool for exploring gene function in reverse genetics. Although, several methods are available for making constructs that express hpRNAi, multiple time-consuming cloning steps are usually involved. Here, we introduce an efficient and flexible hpRNAi vector construction method via the isothermal in vitro recombination system (IR-hpRNAi). For an IR-hpRNAi reaction, two PCR products of a target gene sequence are generated, which containS complementary ends (~20 bp) to each other and to the ends of linearized vector, are fused in a way of head-to-head or tail-to-tail into the vector. This IR-hpRNAi method offers two options to construct the RNAi vectors. Using this method, we created a IR-hpRNAi construct for the Arabidopsis PDS3 gene,and verified the silencing effect via Agrobacterium-mediated transformation. The IR-hpRNAi system rules out the requirement of engineering restriction enzyme cutting sites in target DNA fragments, and is ligation-independent. Thus, this method has advantages over the other hpRNAi construction methods.