[Expression vector for the inhibitor of growth-1 gene is constructed and the NLS-GFP fusion protein expresses in MRC-5 cells].

Zhonghua yi xue yi chuan xue za zhi = Zhonghua yixue yichuanxue zazhi = Chinese journal of medical genetics

PubMedID: 16767677

Sun ZM, Yu SZ, Zhang WZ, Kang CS, Zhou HX, Huang HL, An TL. [Expression vector for the inhibitor of growth-1 gene is constructed and the NLS-GFP fusion protein expresses in MRC-5 cells]. Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue Za Zhi. 2006;23(3):330-2.
OBJECTIVE
To construct the NLS(ING1)-GFP vector, transfer it into MRC-5 cells and establish a cell model expressing NLS (ING1)-GFP fusion protein.

METHODS
Firstly, cDNA fragment of nuclear locating sequence (NLS) of inhibitor of growth-1 gene (ING1) was gained by RT-PCR and inserted into multi-clone site of pEGFP-C1 to construct the NLS (ING1)-GFP expression vector. Then the vector was used to transfect the MRC-5 cells to observe the subcellular signal localization of green fluorescence protein (GFP).

RESULTS
We successfully constructed the expressing vector of NLS (ING1)-GFP fusion protein. After transferring the fusion expressing vector into MRC-5 cells, we observed that green fluorescence signal located in the cell nucleus. However, the green fluorescence signal located in the cytoplasm in MRC-5 cells transfected with pEGFP-C1 control only expressing GFP.

CONCLUSION
In living cells, physiologically p33 ING1b locates absolutely in nucleus. The p33(ING1b) NLS plays a decisive role in the transporting process of subcellular localization.