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Construction and application of site-specific artificial nucleases for targeted gene editing

Student Author(s)

Ankit Gupta

GSBS Program

Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology; Program in Gene Function and Expression



Document Type

Book Chapter

Medical Subject Headings

Animals; Animals, Genetically Modified; Base Sequence; DNA Primers; Deoxyribonucleases; Escherichia coli; Gene Targeting; *INDEL Mutation; Molecular Sequence Data; Protein Engineering; Substrate Specificity; Zebrafish; Zinc Fingers


Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Structural Biology | Genetics and Genomics | Genomics | Molecular Biology


Artificial nucleases have developed into powerful tools for introducing precise genome modifications in a wide variety of species. In this chapter the authors provide detailed protocols for rapidly constructing zinc finger nucleases (ZFNs) and TALE nucleases (TALENs) and evaluating their activity for the targeted generation of InDels within the zebrafish genome.

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Citation: Methods Mol Biol. 2014;1101:267-303. doi: 10.1007/978-1-62703-721-1_13. Link to article on publisher's site

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Journal Title

Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.)

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