Large-scale RNA interference screening to identify transcriptional regulators of a tumor suppressor gene

Academic Article


  • RNA interference (RNAi) is a powerful research tool that can be used to silence the expression of a specific gene. In the past several years, RNAi has provided the opportunity to identify factors and pathways involved in complex biological processes by performing unbiased loss-of-function screens on a genomewide scale. Here we describe a genome-wide RNAi screening strategy to identify factors that regulates epigenetic silencing of a specific tumor suppressor gene, using RASSF1A as an example. The approach we describe is a general RNAi screening strategy that can be applied to identify other factors that drive and/or maintain epigenetic modifications on specific genes, including cancer-related genes.
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  • Forloni M; Ho T; Sun L; Wajapeyee N
  • Start Page

  • 261
  • End Page

  • 268
  • Volume

  • 1507