Functional Analysis of Two Matrix Attachment Region (MAR) Elements in Transgenic Maize Plants

@article{Sidorenko2003FunctionalAO,
  title={Functional Analysis of Two Matrix Attachment Region (MAR) Elements in Transgenic Maize Plants},
  author={L. L. Sidorenko and W G{\"o}sta Bruce and Sheila Maddock and Laura A Tagliani and Xianggan Li and Michael Daniels and Thomas Peterson},
  journal={Transgenic Research},
  year={2003},
  volume={12},
  pages={137-154}
}
Matrix attachment regions (MARs) are binding sites for nuclear scaffold proteins in vitro, and are proposed to mediate the attachment of chromatin to the nuclear scaffold in vivo. Previous reports suggest that MAR elements may stabilize transgene expression. Here, we tested the effects of two maize MAR elements (P-MAR from the P1-rr gene, and Adh1-MAR from the adh1 gene) on the expression of a gusA reporter gene driven by three different promoters: the maize p1 gene promoter, a wheat peroxidase… CONTINUE READING