High frequency DNA rearrangements associated with mouse centromeric satellite DNA.

A DNA transformed mouse cell line, generated by the microinjection of a pBR322 plasmid containing the herpes thymidine kinase (tk) gene, was observed to exhibit a high frequency of DNA rearrangement at the site of exogenous DNA integration. The instability in this cell line does not appear to be mediated by the tk inserts or the immediately adjacent mouse… CONTINUE READING