A dual-reporter system for specific tracing of pancreatic ß-cell lines that non-invasively measures viable in vivo islet cells

Suk Kyoung Kim, Joo Young Kim, Young Suk Choi, Mi Kyung Lee, byungwan lee, Hyun Chul Lee, Eunjig Lee

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Abstract

Islet transplantation is a potential treatment for type 1 diabetes. Currently, islet graft survival is measured using invasive methods to determine blood glucose, insulin, and C-peptide levels, even though these variables have limited value. To trace β-cell survival and functional status, we constructed an adenovirus/adenoassociate virus hybrid vector (Hyb-DR) carrying two reporter genes, luciferase and green fluorescent protein (GFP), linked by the internal ribosome entry site and driven by the rat insulin II promoter. Luciferase activity increased and positive GFP expression was observed in β-cell lines (MIN6N8 and INS-1E) infected with Hyb-DR. Using an in vivo imaging instrument, the GFP signal was detected in the flanks of nude mice 2 weeks after transplanting Hyb-DR-infected MIN6 cells into the kidney capsule. Coinfection of Hyb-DR with plasmids carrying β-cell-specific transcription factors also resulted in expression of luciferase and GFP in the non-β-cell lines (HepG2, FL83B, and YGIC5). Thus, the dual reporter system provided quantitative and visual information about the functionality of the islet mass and activation of the insulin gene.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-57
Number of pages5
JournalBiotechnology Letters
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan 1

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Green Fluorescent Proteins
Islets of Langerhans
Insulin
Luciferases
Cells
Proteins
Cell Line
Genes
Islets of Langerhans Transplantation
Transcription factors
C-Peptide
Graft Survival
Medical problems
Coinfection
Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
Reporter Genes
Viruses
Adenoviridae
Nude Mice
Grafts

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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Kim, Suk Kyoung ; Kim, Joo Young ; Choi, Young Suk ; Lee, Mi Kyung ; lee, byungwan ; Lee, Hyun Chul ; Lee, Eunjig. / A dual-reporter system for specific tracing of pancreatic ß-cell lines that non-invasively measures viable in vivo islet cells. In: Biotechnology Letters. 2010 ; Vol. 32, No. 1. pp. 53-57.
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