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<li> pCS2+ mCFP: contains the constitutive promoter CMV and the fluorescent protein mCFP (Cyan Fluorescent Protein).</li>Number of Plasmids injected: ~ 4.37E+7 <br/> <br/>  
<li> pCS2+ mCFP: contains the constitutive promoter CMV and the fluorescent protein mCFP (Cyan Fluorescent Protein).</li>Number of Plasmids injected: ~ 4.37E+7 <br/> <br/>  
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<li> pCS2+ GFP-aid was co-injected with the plasmid pNHK60 (from Nishimura et al., 2009) : contains the constitutive promoter CMV and the aid sequenced of the aid system fusionned to GFP, pNHK60 contains the CMV promoter followed by the TIR1 protein which in presence of auxin form a complex with aid of GFP-aid and degrade it (<a href="http://2012.igem.org/Team:Evry/AIDSystem">AID system</a>).</li>Number of Plasmids injected: ~ 1.89E+7  for pCS2+ GFP-aid and ~ 1.3E+7 for pNHK60<br/> <br/>
 
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Revision as of 13:42, 22 September 2012

Plasmid injection in fertilized Xenopus tropicalis eggs


Plasmids injected:



We injected 2.3 nl of plasmid at 100ng.µl-1 - embryos were stored at 21°C during all the experiment

  1. pCS2+ GFP-aid: contains the constitutive promoter CMV and the aid sequenced of the aid system fusionned to GFP (Green Fluorescent Protein)(Nishimura et al., 2009).
  2. Number of Plasmids injected: ~ 3.78E+7

  3. pCS2+ citrine: contains the constitutive promoter CMV and the fluorescent protein citrin (yellow).
  4. Number of Plasmids injected: ~ 4.38E+7

  5. pCS2+ mCFP: contains the constitutive promoter CMV and the fluorescent protein mCFP (Cyan Fluorescent Protein).
  6. Number of Plasmids injected: ~ 4.37E+7

  1. pCS2+ GFP-aid

  2. 24h after injection


    Eggs are near stage 20, neural fold is visible
    perdu
    perdu
    perdu
    z-stack of the embryo

    Some eggs expressed GFP-aid and some others not, it means that the injection did not work for some eggs or the eggs do not express GFP-aid

    48h after injection



    Embryos are at stage 34-38 and move by intermittence

    perdu
    perdu

    The expression of GFP-aid is localized in different tissue for each tadpole, in spite of the promoter is constitutive (CMV). We can think that the plasmid does not diffuse in the eggs because of the vitellus viscosity.

    3 days after injection


    Embryos are at stage 41-42 and swim

    perdu perdu

    z-stack pictures: pCS2+ CMV_GFP-aid, GFP expression is not in same tissue between tadpoles: for example the tadpole on the left picture bones of the tail produced GFP, on the right picture the GFP expression is localized in the skin. The only part of the tadpole moving is the heart beatting

  3. pCS2+ citrine


  4. pCS2+ mCFP


References:


Nishimura, K. et al., 2009. An auxin-based degron system for the rapid depletion of proteins in nonplant cells. Nature Methods, 6(12), p.917-922.