Cell Senescence pp 373-382
Genome-Wide RNAi Screening to Identify Regulators of Oncogene-Induced Cellular Senescence
RNA interference (RNAi) is a powerful research tool that can be used to turn off—or silence—the expression of a specific gene. In recent years, RNAi screening on a genome-wide scale has provided the opportunity to identify factors and pathways involved in complex biological processes in a systematic and unbiased manner. Here we describe a genome-wide RNAi screening strategy to identify genes that are required for a particular type of cellular senescence called oncogene-induced senescence. The approach we describe is a general screening strategy that can be applied to the study of other forms of cellular senescence, including replicative senescence.
Key wordsFunctional genomics Genome-wide Oncogene-induced senescence Positive-selection screen RNA interference siRNA shRNA