The biological effects of transfection of an adeno-associated virus (AAV) vector with bone morphogenetic proteins 4 and 7 (BMP-4/7) fusion gene (AAV-BMP-4/7) were determined in rabbit bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs). BMP-4 and BMP-7 genes were obtained through one-step reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction from human placental cells. The BMP-4/7 fusion gene was then generated through recombination. Rabbit BMSCs were transfected with the recombinant AAV vectors carrying AAV-BMP-4/7 with multiplicity of infection values.
Fusion gene expression, a kind of chromosome rearrangement mode, has been strongly linked to prostate cancer diagnosis and prognosis as well as to the Gleason score and the American Joint Committee on Cancer stage assessment. In combination with traditional methods for locating fusion genes and scoring their association with cancer cell growth, proliferation, and invasion through the basement membrane, the emerging high-throughput sequencing technologies offer a panorama of fusion genes in a genome and facilitate the discovery of new fusion modes.