Genome Network Project Clones
Human Full-Length cDNA Clone
The RIKEN BioResource Center is distributing copies of full-length human cDNA clones, produced and organized through the MEXT Genome Network Project to academia under its distribution policy.
There are two types of cDNA clone collections.
1) Human Full-Length cDNA clones
Approximately 30,000 clones corresponding to 60% of all human genes (14,000 genes) produced and organized by Dr. Sumio Sugano of the University of Tokyo and Dr. Yoshihide Hayashizaki of RIKEN OSC.
2) Human Gateway® Entry clones
Approximately 50,000 clones corresponding to 6,300 genes produced by cloning PCR-amplified open reading frame (ORF) fragments from full-length human cDNA clones and studied through the government-supported MEXT Genome Network Project. DNA fragments cloned into Gateway® entry clones can be transferred into one or more destination vectors simultaneously using Gateway® technology. The Gateway® Entry clones include clones made from cDNA created by the Research Association for Biotechnology (RAB) under the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) Full-length Human cDNA Sequencing Project.
Results of the project attained using the Genome Network Project cDNA clones have appeared in journals including Nature Genetics. Detailed information on these clones is available via the Genome Network Platform (http://genomenetwork.nig.ac.jp/).
For more information about Gateway® technology, please visit the website of Invitrogen.
- Ota T. et al., Complete sequencing and characterization of 21,243 full-length human cDNAs. Nat Genet. 36: 40-45, 2004.
- Otsuki T. et al., Signal sequence and keyword trap in silico for selection of full-length human cDNAs encoding secretion or membrane proteins from oligo-capped cDNA libraries. DNA Res., 12: 117-126, 2005.
- Kimura K. et al., Diversification of transcriptional modulation: Large-scale identification and characterization of putative alternative promoters of human genes. Genome Res., 16: 55-65, 2006.
- Itoh M., Yasunishi A., Imamura K., Kanamori M., Suzuki H., Suzuki M., Carninci P., Kawai J., Hayashizaki Y. Constructing ORFeome resources with removable termination codons, Biotechniques, 41: 44-48, 2006.
Gateway® is a registered trademark of Invitrogen.
Please visit the website of the Biological Resource Center (NBRC) at the National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE) for more information about cDNA of the NEDO Full-length Human cDNA Sequencing Project.