Journal Article


Martin Clynes
Niraj Kumar
Niall Barron
Patrick Gammell



sequence alignment cell culture techniques reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction oligonucleotide array sequence analysis cricetinae cell survival cell count reproducibility of results molecular sequence data gene expression regulation cho cells micrornas genetics cricetulus isolation purification gene expression profiling animals base sequence cloning molecular

Initial identification of low temperature and culture stage induction of miRNA expression in suspension CHO-K1 cells. (2007)

Abstract This paper describes the first miRNA analysis carried out on hamster cells specifically Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells which are the most important cell line for the manufacture of human recombinant biopharmaceutical products. During biphasic culture, an initial phase of rapid cell growth at 37 degrees C is followed by a growth arrest phase induced through reduction of the culture temperature. Growth arrest is associated with many positive phenotypes including increased productivity, sustained viability and an extended production phase. Using miRNA bioarrays generated with probes against human, mouse and rat miRNAs, we have identified 26 differentially expressed miRNAs in CHO-K1 when comparing cells undergoing exponential growth at 37 degrees C to stationary phase cells at 31 degrees C. Five miRNAs were selected for qRT-PCR analysis using specific primer sets to isolate and amplify mature miRNAs. During this analysis, two known growth inhibitory miRNAs, miR-21 and miR-24 were identified as being upregulated during stationary phase growth induced either by temperature shift or during normal batch culture by both bioarray and qRT-PCR. Sequence data confirmed the identity of cgr-miR-21, a novel Cricetulus griseus ortholog of the known miRNA miR-21. This study offers a novel insight into the potential of miRNA regulation of CHO-K1 growth and may provide novel approaches to rational engineering of both cell lines and culture processes to ensure optimal conditions for recombinant protein production.
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Martin Clynes, Niraj Kumar, Niall Barron, Patrick Gammell

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Martin Clynes
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 209
Niall Barron
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 44