Somatic Cell and Molecular Genetics

, Volume 22, Issue 6, pp 453–460 | Cite as

Construction of a functional cDNA clone of the hamsterERCC2 DNA repair and transcription gene

  • Saloumeh Kadkhodayan
  • Edmund P. Salazar
  • Jane E. Lamerdin
  • Christine A. Weber


The complete hamsterERCC2 cDNA was constructed in a plasmid vector from clones of three overlapping reverse transcribed/polymerase chain reaction amplified fragments using unique restriction enzyme recognition sites within the regions of overlap. This complete cDNA insert was then cloned into a mammalian expression vector, pcD2E, and tested for function by the ability to confer UV resistance to theERCC2 mutant CHO cell line UV5. Site-specific mutagenesis was used to introduce the G347→A and G1844→A changes resulting in the Cys 116→Tyr and Gly615→Glu mutations previously identified in UV5 and UVL-13 (also anERCC2 mutant CHO cell line), respectively. The 116Tyr and 615Glu plasmids each failed to confer UV resistance to UV5 or UVL-13 cells, respectively, demonstrating that the changes identified are indeed the causative mutations in UV5 and UVL-13.


Restriction Enzyme Expression Vector Transcription Gene cDNA Clone Recognition Site 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Saloumeh Kadkhodayan
    • 1
  • Edmund P. Salazar
    • 1
  • Jane E. Lamerdin
    • 1
  • Christine A. Weber
    • 1
  1. 1.Biology and Biotechnology Research ProgramLawrence Livermore National LaboratoryLivermore

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