Generating knockout rats by transposon mutagenesis in spermatogonial stem cells

Zsuzsanna Izsvák, Janine Fröhlich, Ivana Grabundzija, James R. Shirley, Heather M. Powell, Karen M. Chapman, Zoltán Ivics, F. Kent Hamra

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Disrupting genes in the rat on a genome-wide scale will allow the investigation of many biological processes linked to human health. Here we used transposon-mediated mutagenesis to knock out genes in rat spermatogonial stem cells. Given the capacity of the testis to support spermatogenesis from thousands of transplanted, genetically manipulated spermatogonia, this approach paves a way for high-throughput functional genomic studies in the laboratory rat.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)443-445
Number of pages3
JournalNature methods
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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