The UniTrap resource -- tools for the biologist enabling optimized use of gene trap clones

What you can do:
A comprehensive resource devoted to biologists wanting to optimize the use of gene trap clones in their experiments.
Highlights:
  • We have processed 300 602 such clones from both public and private projects to generate 28,199 'UniTraps', i.e. distinct collections of unambiguous insertions at the same subgenic region of annotated genes.
  • The UniTrap resource contains data relative to 9583 trapped genes, which represent 42.3% of the mouse gene content.
  • Among the trapped genes, 7,728 have a counterpart in humans, and 677 are known to be involved in the pathogenesis of human diseases.
  • The aim of this analysis is to provide the wet lab researchers with a comprehensive database and curated tools for (i) identifying and comparing the clones carrying a trap into the genes of interest, (ii) evaluating the severity of the mutation to the protein function in each independent trapping event and (iii) supplying complete information to perform PCR, RT-PCR and restriction experiments to verify the clone and identify the exact point of vector insertion.
Keywords:
  • Chromosome Mapping
  • Clone Cells
  • Gene Trap
  • Genetic Vectors
  • Humans
  • Mice
  • Insertional Mutagenesis
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction
This record last updated: 04-16-2008

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