Feasibility of coculture method for production of chimeric mice using J1 embryonic stem cells

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Feasibility of coculture method for production of chimeric mice using J1 embryonic stem cells
Hye Jun Shin; Sung Sik Park; Sun-Uk KimSang Mi Cho; Y H Han; Hyun Sun Kim; Sang Geun Kim; Dong Seok Lee; Dae Yeul Yu
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Korean Journal of Biomedical Laboratory Science, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 391-395
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The demand for the production of gene-defective mice from embryonic stem (ES) cells is increasing to clarify decisive gene function in vivo. Although blastocyst injection is widely used to generate ES cell-mediated knockout mice, coculture method has been alternatively used because of several advantages, such as low cost and simple procedure. Thus, this experiment was designed to demonstrate the feasibility of the coculture method using J1 ES cells, which are known to be efficient for blastocyst injection. Eight-cell embryos were harvested from 2.5 days post-coitum (dpc), denuded with acid tyrode's solution, and transferred onto trypsinized J1 ES cells. Aggregation was carried out following two typical methods, which are simple coculture method and aggregation in groove prepared by aggregation needle. Successfully aggregated-embryos were developed to blastocysts for 24 h and transferred into uterus of pseudo-pregnant foster mother. Chimeric offspring was judged by coat pigmentation. In this study, we could obtain chimeric mice from all the two aggregation methods, but the chimera production efficiencies in coculture using groove were three times higher at least than those in the other group. In conclusion, these observations suggest that coculture method should be available for production of knockout mice from J1 ES cells. Presently, the germ-line transmission rates of the chimeras produced from the two methods are under investigation.
embryonic stem cellcoculture aggregationchimeric mice
South Korea
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