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DNA-coated gold particles were introduced into meristems of immature soybean seeds using electric discharge particle acceleration to produce transgenic fertile soybean plants. The lineages of integrated foreign DNA in two independently transformed plants were followed in the first (R(1)) and second (R(2)) generation of self-pollinated progeny. One plant(More)
Through the use of electroporation and a soybean (Glycine max L.) protoplast system, we generated stably transformed cell lines expressing a number of foreign genes (neomycin phosphotransferase,β-glucuronidase, chloramphenicol acetyl transferase, and phosphinothricin acetyl transferase). Selected and unselected marker genes were cointroduced either linked(More)
Immature soybean (Glycine max L.) embryos from commercially important cultivars were the targets of rapidly accelerated, DNA-coated, gold particles. Protoplasts were prepared from these tissues and propagated in culture under selection conditions for the introduced neomycin phosphotransferase II gene. Kanamycin-resistant calli were obtained at a rate of(More)
Rat carboxypeptidase A cDNA clones have been isolated from a cDNA library prepared from pancreatic mRNA. An almost complete mRNA sequence has been deduced that predicts a polypeptide having 78% amino acid sequence homology with bovine carboxypeptidase A. The amino acid sequence of the activation and signal peptides of the carboxypeptidase A precursor were(More)
The sequences of two cloned rat pancreatic amylase cDNAs comprising 95% of the mRNA sequence are reported. Analysis of cloned rat genomic DNA fragments using cloned cDNA probes indicates that the rat genome contains multiple closely related amylase genes in which the cDNA sequences are distributed within a region 9 kilobases in length and are interrupted by(More)
This study was designed to determine the safety and immunogenicity in volunteers of a DNA vaccine consisting of a plasmid encoding hepatitis B surface antigen delivered by the PowderJect XR1 gene delivery system into human skin. Seven healthy adult volunteers received two immunizations at one of three forces of delivery on day 0 and 56. The vaccine was well(More)
Equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) causes serious disease in horses throughout the world, despite the frequent use of vaccines. CTLs are thought to be critical for protection from primary and reactivating latent EHV-1 infections. However, the antigen-specificity of EHV-1-specific CTLs is unknown. The aim of this study was to identify EHV-1 genes that encode(More)
Based on preliminary but variable results with direct DNA transfer into wounds, we evaluated in vivo gene transfer by particle-mediated DNA delivery to rat skin to determine whether overexpression of TGF-beta1 at the site of skin incisions would result in a significant improvement in repair. Optimization of the method with viral promoter-luciferase reporter(More)
BACKGROUND Gene transfer to skin has many potential applications but lacks a safe, practical delivery method. This report presents a new technique, microseeding, for in vivo gene transfer to skin and wounds and for DNA-mediated vaccination. The plasmid DNA solution was delivered directly to the target cells of the skin by a set of oscillating solid(More)