Patent Number: 8,795,988

Title: Primer-extension based method for the generation of siRNA/miRNA expression vectors

Abstract: Functional shRNA is produced from an expression vector prepared by selecting a two primer design in which the primers are less than about 50 nucleotides in length, annealing and extending the primers using primer extension, digesting the primer extension product and inserting the digestion product into a suitable vector. When the shRNA vectors are inserted into a cell, shRNA transcribed from the vectors modulates gene activity within the cell.

Inventors: Liu; Lin (Edmond, OK), Gou; Deming (Stillwater, OK)

Assignee: The Board of Regents for Oklahoma State University

International Classification: C12P 19/34 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/05/12018