pSpCas9(BB)-2A-GFP (PX458)

CRISPR Human - Deletion PKR

CRISPR Human - Deletion PKR
pSpCas9(BB)-2A-GFP (PX458) from Addgene

Protocol tips

Protocol tips
There is no need to perform a negative control golden-gate reaction (without
insert) as it will always contain colonies so not a good indicator of cloning success.

Publication protocol

Generation of A549 CRISPR-Cas9 genetically modified cell lines.
To inactivate the RNase L, PKR, and XRN1 genes in A549 cells (ATCC CCL-185), the CRISPR-Cas9 system was adapted from a previous method (38). Targeting sequences were designed using the Web-based tool CRISPR Design ( The following target sequences were used: RNase L, CACGTCCTCCAGCGGTAGAA; PKR, ATTCAGGACCTCCACATGAT; Xrn1, GTATCCCTGTCTCAGCGAAG. The DNA sequences were synthesized (Eurofins, Luxembourg) and separately introduced into the plasmid vector pSpCas9(BB)-2A-GFP (where GFP is green fluorescent protein) from Feng Zhang (PX458, plasmid 48138; Addgene, Cambridge, MA), which drives expression of the Streptococcus pyogenes Cas9, GFP, and the chimeric guide RNA in mammalian cells. A549 cells were transfected with the recombinant plasmids using Lipofectamine 2000 (Life Technologies). Two days after transfection, single GFP-positive cells were sorted by flow cytometry to allow single-colony formation. After 14 days, total protein was prepared from individual colonies, and the absence of proteins was confirmed by Western blotting. The RNase L and PKR CRISPR-Cas9 cell line was generated by inactivating the PKR gene in the RNase L-inactivated cells. Genome sequencing indicated the addition of an A residue (shown in italics in CACGTCCTCCAGCGGTAAGAA) within the target sequence of the RNase L gene, a T residue (shown in italics in ATTCAGGACCTCCACATTGAT) within the target sequence of the PKR gene, and a deletion of two GC residues (indicated by boldface in GTATCCCTGTCTCAGCGAAG) within the target sequence of the Xrn1 gene.

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1 year ago

Author: Milena Alexeyeva Russian Federation

DNA insert using CRISPR

I would like to excise a large strand of DNA and insert a new one using CRISPR. My problem is that my strand will be a little over 1kb and I am not sure if this is going to be a limiting factor. Also, how long should the homology arms be for a region of this size?

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