[Zbrafish] Low efficacy of splice-blocking morpholino

Burdine, Rebecca D via zbrafish%40net.bio.net (by rburdine from Princeton.EDU)
Mon Mar 12 14:42:17 EST 2007

There may be maternal RNA in your embryos which your splice-blocking
morpholinos may not affect.

You don't say if you get a phenotype or not?  If you do, perhaps you can
use both morpholinos together at lower doses to enhance the penetrance.

If you aren't getting a phenotype, you may not be able to induce one or
you may need to knockdown maternal message with an ATG or UTR


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Subject: [Zbrafish] Low efficacy of splice-blocking morpholino

I am testing two splicing -blocking morpholino rencently. I found the 
efficacy of blocking splicing is not high enough. I always detected the 
normaly processed mRNA in the embryos injected with morpholino, in the 
presence of the abberently processed mRNA due to the morpholino. My 
injected amount of morpholino is estimated to be about 16ng per
embryo, which I think has hit the upper limit and some embryos( about
already showed massive necrosis. I used either Danieau's or water to
the morpholino to 0.5mM concentration and inject 2-4 nl per embryo. I am

wondering whether anybody could share with me some tips to increase the 

Thanks a lot.


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