Using noisy gene expression mediated by engineered adenovirus to probe signaling dynamics in mammalian cells.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Perturbations from environmental, genetic, and pharmacological sources can generate heterogeneous biological responses, even in genetically identical cells. Although these differences have important consequences on cell physiology and survival, they are often subsumed in measurements that average over the population. Here, we describe in detail how variability in adenoviral-mediated gene expression provides an effective means to map dose responses of signaling pathways. Cell-cell variability is inherent in gene delivery methods used in cell biology, which makes this approach adaptable to many existing experimental systems. We also discuss strategies to quantify biologically relevant inputs and outputs.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wong, JV; Yao, G; Nevins, JR; You, L

Published Date

  • January 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 497 /

Start / End Page

  • 221 - 237

PubMed ID

  • 21601089

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1557-7988

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0076-6879

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/b978-0-12-385075-1.00010-x


  • eng