Human artificial chromosomes containing chromosome 17 alphoid DNA maintain an active centromere in murine cells but are not stable.
Human artificial chromosomes (HACs) are autonomous molecules that can function and segregate as normal chromosomes in human cells. De novo HACs have successfully been used as gene expression vectors to complement genetic deficiencies in human cultured cells. HACs now offer the possibility of studying the regulation and expression of large genes in a variety of cell types from different tissues and correcting gene deficiencies caused by human inherited diseases. Complementary gene expression s...Expand abstract
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