McGarvey, T.W., Nguyen, T., Tomaszewski, J.E., Monson, F.C. and Malkowicz, S.B.
Notes: The cDNA for the TERE1 gene was amplified by PCR and directly subcloned into the pTARGET™ Mammalian Expression Vector. The 338-amino acid (36.8kDa) TERE1 protein was stably expressed in three human bladder transitional cell carcinomas (J82, T24 and 1376 TCC) and the human embryonic kidney cell line, HEK 293. Stable transfectants were selected with the antibiotic G-418. Overexpression of the protein caused 80-90% inhibition of cellular proliferation in two of the transitional cell carcinoma cell lines and inhibition of aneuploidy in the third. Transfections were accomplished in 24-well plates with the Tfx™-20 Transfection Reagent. Excellent details of the 1 hour transfection protocol are presented. (2596)