To screen for important molecules that interact with a gene of interest in Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans), we established a novel functional screening system using the yeast two-hybrid system with the RNA interference technique. Our screening system makes it possible to identify the molecular machinery involved in the function of a gene of interest starting with the cDNA of this gene. As a model case, we examined the molecular machinery involved in the function of GEX-3, an essential factor of tissue morphogenesis. We identified many interacting molecules by yeast two-hybrid screening and could detect some functional interactions using this novel functional screening system.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology