Cell line RAW264.7 as a model for osteoclastogenesis in education and scientific training of students of Molecular Biology and Genetics


This project doesn't include Faculty of Medicine. It includes Faculty of Science. Official project website can be found on muni.cz.
Project Identification
Project Period
1/2006 - 12/2006
Investor / Pogramme / Project type
Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the CR
MU Faculty or unit
Faculty of Science
Osteoclast, differentiation, RANKL, c-Jun, v-Jun

Number and variety of experimental models increases importantly the quality of education of contemporary molecular and cellular biology. The first objective of this project is to introduce the routine manipulation, RANKL induced differentiation and genetic manipulation of osteoclast precursors cell line RAW264.7, as well as RANKL cytokine preparation and purification into theoretical and practical education of course Molecular Biology of Eukaryots (Bi7090) at Faculty of Science, Masaryk University. Scientific objectives comprises the monitoring of expression of c-Jun transcription factor during osteoclast differentiation, optimization of transfection of RAW264.7 cell line and modification of these cells either with pMT-c-Jun-CD4 or pMT-v-Jun-CD4 vector and estimate the possible effects of cellular (c-Jun) or viral (v-Jun) Jun proteins on osteoclast differentiation.


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