N Charlaftis, DT Fearon, A Schoenemeyer, PJ Morley
Biotechnol Appl Biochem
The discovery of RNA interference has led to the development of short interfering RNA (siRNA) screening, which has been widely used to study biological pathways. Here, we describe the development and validation of a system suitable to identify cellular genes involved in interferon A2 (IFNA2) promoter activation and interleukin (IL)-8 secretion downstream of MyD88. Forty genes were identified. Five genes were selected for further study. One gene, protein kinase, DNA-activated catalytic polypeptide (PRKDC), was confirmed to play a role in MyD88-induced IFNA2 activation and IL-8 secretion.