Data from: Forward genetic screening for regulators involved in cholesterol synthesis using validation-based insertional mutagenesis

Wei Jiang, Jing-Jie Tang, Hong-Hua Miao, Yu-Xiu Qu, Jie Qin, Jie Xu, Jinbo Yang, Bo-Liang Li & Bao-Liang Song
Somatic cell genetics is a powerful approach for unraveling the regulatory mechanism of cholesterol metabolism. However, it is difficult to identify the mutant gene(s) due to cells are usually mutagenized chemically or physically. To identify important genes controlling cholesterol biosynthesis, an unbiased forward genetics approach named validation-based insertional mutagenesis (VBIM) system was used to isolate and characterize the 25-hydroxycholesterol (25-HC)-resistant and SR-12813-resisitant mutants. Here we report that five mutant cell lines were isolated. Among which,...
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