You hope to study a gene that codes for a neurotransmitter (NT) protein in human brain cells. You know the amino acid sequence of the protein – how do you: A) identify the genes expressed in a specific type of brain cell, b)ID the gene for the NT, c)produce multiple copies of of the gene, and d) produce a quantity of the NT for evaluation as a potential medication.
any help?? im lost on this one…but if I had to take a guess… for b) look up sequence in worldwide database? im lost on the others… Thanks
A/ RT-PCR and Human DNA chip
B/ what mith said
C/ PCR with primers based on B/
D/ cloning in bacteria or if post transcriptional modifications are needed in another eukaryotic system (yeast, plants or insect cells)