2017 Lab 8

From CellBiology

Cell Knockout Methods

Mouse Knockouts
Cre Lox Mouse

Dr Anthony Kee Slides - The following set of slides are part of Dr Anthony Kee's 2017 presentation for this lab on Knockout Methods.

2017 Slides

There will also be an associated individual assessment based upon this lab.

2016 Archive: 1 Slide / Page (64 pages PDF) | 3 Slides / Page (22 pages PDF) | 4 Slide / Page (16 pages PDF)

UNSW Research Gateway: Dr Anthony Kee | Publications | PubMed

DNA targeting platforms genome editing.jpg

DNA targeting platforms for genome editing[1]


Search: NCBI databases - CRISPR | PubMed CRISPR | PubMed Centrap CRISPR

See also video JoVE Generation of Genomic Deletions in Mammalian Cell Lines via CRISPR/Cas9

YouTube Link

Addgene (Commercial) - CRISPR/Cas9 Guide | CRISPR Plasmids

Some Recent Reviews

  • Delivery technologies for genome editing[2] "With the recent development of CRISPR technology, it is becoming increasingly easy to engineer the genome. Genome-editing systems based on CRISPR, as well as transcription activator-like effector nucleases (TALENs) and zinc-finger nucleases (ZFNs), are becoming valuable tools for biomedical research, drug discovery and development, and even gene therapy. However, for each of these systems to effectively enter cells of interest and perform their function, efficient and safe delivery technologies are needed. This Review discusses the principles of biomacromolecule delivery and gene editing, examines recent advances and challenges in non-viral and viral delivery methods, and highlights the status of related clinical trials."
  • Genome-editing Technologies for Gene and Cell Therapy.[1] "Gene therapy has historically been defined as the addition of new genes to human cells. However, the recent advent of genome-editing technologies has enabled a new paradigm in which the sequence of the human genome can be precisely manipulated to achieve a therapeutic effect. This includes the correction of mutations that cause disease, the addition of therapeutic genes to specific sites in the genome, and the removal of deleterious genes or genome sequences. This review presents the mechanisms of different genome-editing strategies and describes each of the common nuclease-based platforms, including zinc finger nucleases, transcription activator-like effector nucleases (TALENs), meganucleases, and the CRISPR/Cas9 system. We then summarize the progress made in applying genome editing to various areas of gene and cell therapy, including antiviral strategies, immunotherapies, and the treatment of monogenic hereditary disorders. The current challenges and future prospects for genome editing as a transformative technology for gene and cell therapy are also discussed."
  • Nucleic acids delivery methods for genome editing in zygotes and embryos: the old, the new, and the old-new.[3] "In the recent years, sequence-specific nucleases such as ZFNs, TALENs, and CRISPR/Cas9 have revolutionzed the fields of animal genome editing and transgenesis. However, these new techniques require microinjection to deliver nucleic acids into embryos to generate gene-modified animals. Microinjection is a delicate procedure that requires sophisticated equipment and highly trained and experienced technicians. Though over a dozen alternate approaches for nucleic acid delivery into embryos were attempted during the pre-CRISPR era, none of them became routinely used as microinjection. The addition of CRISPR/Cas9 to the genome editing toolbox has propelled the search for novel delivery approaches that can obviate the need for microinjection. Indeed, some groups have recently developed electroporation-based methods that have the potential to radically change animal transgenesis. This review provides an overview of the old and new delivery methods, and discusses various strategies that were attempted during the last three decades. In addition, several of the methods are re-evaluated with respect to their suitability to deliver genome editing components, particularly CRISPR/Cas9, to embryos."


  1. 1.0 1.1 <pubmed>26755333</pubmed>
  2. <pubmed>28337020</pubmed>
  3. <pubmed>27037013</pubmed>


Search Pubmed Databases: term=knockout mice

External Links

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2017 Course Content


Lectures: Cell Biology Introduction | Cells Eukaryotes and Prokaryotes | Cell Membranes and Compartments | Cell Nucleus | Cell Export - Exocytosis | Cell Import - Endocytosis | Cytoskeleton Introduction | Cytoskeleton - Microfilaments | Cytoskeleton - Microtubules | Cytoskeleton - Intermediate Filaments | Cell Mitochondria | Cell Junctions | Extracellular Matrix 1 | Extracellular Matrix 2 | Cell Cycle | Cell Division | Cell Death 1 | Cell Death 2 | Signal 1 | Signal 2 | Stem Cells 1 | Stem Cells 2 | Development | 2017 Revision

2017 Laboratories: Introduction to Lab | Fixation and Staining |

2017 Projects: Group 1 - Delta | Group 2 - Duct | Group 3 - Beta | Group 4 - Alpha

Dr Mark Hill 2015, UNSW Cell Biology - UNSW CRICOS Provider Code No. 00098G