GapmeR-Mediated Gene Silencing in Motile T-Cells

  • Mobashar Hussain Urf Turabe Fazil
  • Seow Theng Ong
  • Madhavi Latha Somaraju Chalasani
  • Atish Kizhakeyil
  • Navin Kumar Verma
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1930)


Gene silencing is an important method to study gene functions in health and diseases. While there are various techniques that are applied to knockdown specific gene(s) of interest, they have certain limitations in application to T-lymphocytes. T-cells are “hard-to-transfect” cells and are recalcitrant to transfection reagents. Here, we describe the use of novel cell-permeating antisense molecules, called “GapmeR”, to knockdown specific gene(s) in human primary T-cells.

Key words

GapmeR RNAi Gene knockdown T-Lymphocytes 



This work was supported in part by grants from Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University Singapore Start-Up Grant to N.K.V. and the Singapore Ministry of Education under its Singapore Ministry of Education (MOE) Academic Research Fund (AcRF) Tier 2 Grant (MOE2017-T2-2-004). A.K. acknowledges Ph.D. fellowship provided by Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University Singapore.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mobashar Hussain Urf Turabe Fazil
    • 1
  • Seow Theng Ong
    • 1
  • Madhavi Latha Somaraju Chalasani
    • 1
    • 2
  • Atish Kizhakeyil
    • 1
  • Navin Kumar Verma
    • 1
  1. 1.Lee Kong Chain School of MedicineNanyang Technological University SingaporeSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Autoimmunity and Inflammation ProgramHospital for Special SurgeryNYUSA

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