Transgenic and gene knock-out techniques and burn research

Steven E. Wolf, Kenneth J. Woodside

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The development of transgenic technology has given researchers a powerful tool to examine biological effects, and the response to injury is no exception. Techniques such as pronuclear injection, targeted homologous recombination, and Cre/loxP gene excision are being used to construct animals with specific genetic designs; these are exploited to learn the role of genes in the response to severe burn. We review the construction of transgenic animals, pitfalls and benefits of this relatively new technique, and how this technique has been used in burn research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)328-339
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Surgical Research
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • burn
  • knock-out
  • transgenic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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