FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent"

Transcription

1 For life science research only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures. FOR IN VITRO USE ONLY. FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent For the transient and stable transfection of animal and insect cells Cat. No ml (up to 120 transfections) Version November 2007 Cat. No ml (up to 300 transfections) Store at +2 to +8 C Cat. No ) Mega-pack 5 1 ml (up to 1,500 transfections) Cat. No ml (up to 3,000 transfections) Cat. No Trial-pack 1) The five vials are packaged together in one box with one pack insert 1. What this Product Does Number of Transfection Experiments In a typical experiment using HeLa or COS-1 cells, 1 ml of FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent can be used to perform up to three hundred transfections in 35-mm tissue-culture dishes, using 3 l of reagent combined with 1 2 g DNA per well. This is equivalent to over 6,000 wells in a 96-well plate or 1,000 wells in a 24-well plate. L Optimal expression depends upon experimental conditions including cell type, passage history, confluence, seeding protocol, complex incubation time, serum batch, etc. The above amounts of reagents work well with HeLa or COS-1 cells. In other test systems, two- to three-fold higher amounts of reagent yield optimal levels of expression. Formulation FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent is a proprietary blend of lipids and other components supplied in 80% ethanol, sterile-filtered, and packaged in glass vials. It does not contain any ingredients of human or animal origin. Storage and Stability FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent is shipped at +15 to +25 C. Store FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent at +2 to +8 C, with the lid very tightly closed. The reagent is stable through the expiration date printed on the label when stored under these conditions. L FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent remains fully functional even after repeatedly opening the vial (at least five times over a twomonth period) as long as the vial is tightly recapped and stored at +2 to +8 C between uses. L Do not store FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent below 0 C. Components may precipitate and alter results. If you accidently place the reagent at 20 C, briefly warm it to 37 C to dissolve any precipitate. It should function normally; however, do not return it to the freezer. Special Handling N Always bring to room temperature and mix FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent prior to use (vortex for one second or use inversion). N Do not aliquot FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent from the original glass vials. Chemical residues in plastic vials can significantly decrease the biological activity of the reagent. Minimize the contact of undiluted FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent with plastic surfaces ➇ N Always dilute the reagent by pipetting directly into serum-free medium. Do not allow the FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent to contact the plastic walls of the tube containing the serum-free medium during the dilution step. N Do not use siliconized pipette tips or tubes. Additional Equipment and Reagents Required Additional reagents and equipment required to perform transfection assays using FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent, but not provided, include: General Laboratory Equipment standard cell culture equipment (e.g., biohazard hoods, incubators, microscope) standard pipetters and micropipetters vortex mixer For Plasmid Preparation purified plasmid stock (0.1 g/l 2.0 g/l) in sterile TE (10 mm Tris, 1 mm EDTA, ph 8.0) buffer or sterile water Genopure Plasmid Midi Kit*, Genopure Plasmid Maxi Kit*, or High Pure Plasmid Isolation Kit* can be used to prepare plasmid. For Verification of Vector Function assay appropriate for transfected gene G-418* or Hygromycin B* (optional; for stable transfection experiments) For Transfection-Complex Formation Opti-MEM I Reduced Serum Medium, water, or serum-free medium 24-well plate to serve as test tube rack for FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent vial sterile polystyrene tubes or round-bottom 96-well plates Cells Growing in Log Phase select subconfluent cultures in log phase for preparation of the cell cultures for transfection method to quantify cell number to reproducibly plate the same number of cells Application FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent is a multi-component reagent that forms a complex with DNA, then transports the complex into animal or insect cells. Benefits of FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent include: High transfection efficiency in many common cell types, including HeLa, NIH/3T3, COS-1, COS-7, CHO-K1, Hep G2, HEK-293, MCF7, and some insect cell lines. In addition, you will achieve excellent transfection efficiency in some cell lines (e.g., RAW) that are not transfected well by other reagents. Detailed transfection protocols and sample results are available at Demonstrates minimal cytotoxicity or changes in morphology when adequate numbers of cells are transfected, and eliminates the requirement to change media after the addition of transfection complex. Suitable for transient and stable transfection. Functions exceptionally well in the presence or absence of serum; eliminates the need to change media. To ensure the quality of cells to be transfected, Roche recommends using freshly-obtained, low-passage cell sines form ATCC. For more information please visit and bookmark

2 2. How to Use this Product 2.1 Before you Begin Required Amount of FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent For initial optimization experiments, transfect a monolayer of cells that is 80 90% confluent in a six-well culture dish, using 3:2, 4:2, 5:2, 6:2, 7:2, and 8:2 ratios of FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent (l) to DNA (g), respectively. For most cell types, these FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent:DNA ratios provide excellent transfection levels. L Subsequent optimization may further increase efficiency in your particular application. In addition to varying the volume of FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent, other parameters may be evaluated (see section 2.6, Parameters for Optimization, and section 3, Troubleshooting). Plasmid DNA It is critical to accurately determine the plasmid DNA concentration using 260-nm absorption (estimates of DNA content based on the intensity of gel bands are not sufficiently accurate). Determine the DNA purity using a 260 nm/280 nm ratio; the optimal ratio is 1.8. Prepare the plasmid DNA solution in sterile TE (Tris/EDTA) buffer or sterile water at a concentration between 0.1 g/l and 2.0 g/l. Cell Culture Conditions Minimize both intra- and inter-experimental variance in transfection efficiency by using cells that are regularly passaged, proliferating well (best when in a log-growth phase), and plated at a consistent density. FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent is different from FuGENE 6 Transfection Reagent regarding the optimal density of cells required for maximal expression with minimal negative effect; FuGENE 6 Transfection Reagent is formulated to work at low cell densities, whereas FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent is formulated to work at higher cell densities. Cells must be healthy and free of mycoplasma and other contaminants. L If you have used FuGENE 6 Transfection Reagent in the past, we suggest that you increase the plating density for initial tests using FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent. For most cell lines, use the reagent at cell-plating densities at least twice that used with FuGENE 6 Transfection Reagent to yield maximum protein expression. For most cell lines, cultures should be 80 90% confluent at the time of transfection. For contact-inhibited cell lines such as NIH/3T3, optimal results are obtained when cells are plated at lower densities. Other Media Additives In some cell types, antimicrobial agents (e.g., antibiotics and fungicides) that are commonly included in cell-culture media may adversely affect the transfection efficiency of FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent. If possible, exclude additives for initial experiments. Once high-efficiency conditions have been established, these components can be added back while monitoring your transfection results. Cell growth and/or transfection efficiency may be affected by variations in sera quality or media formulations. Verification of Vector Function Optimize transfection conditions with a known positive-control reporter gene construct prior to transfecting cells with a new vector construct: Determine transfection efficiency with a reporter gene assay (CAT*, -Gal*, Luciferase*, SEAP*, or hgh*). Sequence across the flanking vector insert regions to verify the integrity of your new construct. 2.2 Preparation of Cells for Transfection Cell Type Adherent cells Suspension cells Procedure One day before the transfection experiment, trypsinize the monolayer, adjust cell concentration, and plate the cells in the chosen cell-culture vessel. For most cell types, plating cells in 2 ml of medium in a 35-mm culture dish (or six-well plate) overnight will achieve the desired density of 80% confluency at the time of transfection. For cell lines with special characteristics, such as contact-inhibited NIH/3T3 cells, a lower plating density should be used. If using culture plates of a different size, adjust the total number of cells, starting volume of FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent, and the starting mass of DNA in proportion to the relative surface area (Table 2). Use freshly passaged cells at a concentration of /ml to /ml in 2 ml of medium in a 35-mm culture dish (or six-well plate). If using culture plates of a different size, adjust the total number of cells, starting volume of FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent, and the starting mass of DNA in proportion to the relative volume (Table 2). 2.3 Overview of Initial Transfection Experiment Adherent and Suspension Cells in a Six-well Plate or 35-mm Culture Dish For initial optimization, test FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent:DNA ratios of 3:2, 4:2, 5:2, 6:2, 7:2, and 8:2 (l for FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent, and g for DNA, respectively). The preparation of the complex for a single well of a six-well plate, or a 35-mm culture dish, is described in section 2.4. These ratios will function very well for commonly used adherent cells and suspension cells. For your particular cell line and culture conditions you may find that ratios of 9:2, 10:2, 11:2, or 12:2 result in even greater expression. Try these ratios if you find the highest expression levels in the 8:2 ratio well. N Prepare the transfection complex in diluent that does not contain serum (e.g., Opti-MEM I Reduced Serum Medium), even if the cells are transfected in the presence of serum. For some cell lines, the complex may be formed in DMEM or sterile water. L For additional optimization tips, see section 2.6 and visit /fugene/hd Ratio Overview Preparation of a transfection complex that is sufficient for a 35-mm culture dish, or one well of a six-well plate, at six different ratios: Tab. 1: Preparation of transfection complex for a 35-mm culture dish. Tube label (ratio) Diluent (l) FuGENE HD DNA Transfection (g) Reagent (l) Comments 3: Add the entire volume to 4: a 35-mm culture dish or each well of a six-well 5: plate, or 2 15 l to each 6: well of a 96-well plate. Suggested volumes for 7: different culture vessels 8: are included in Table 2. 2

3 2.4 Transfection Procedure Notes: Allow FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent, DNA, and diluent to adjust to +15 to +25 C. Vortex for one second or invert the FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent vial to mix. Dilute DNA with appropriate diluent, for example, Opti-MEM I Reduced Serum Medium, serum-free medium (without antibiotics or fungicides), or sterile water to a concentration of 2 g plasmid DNA/100 l Opti-MEM (0.02 g/l). L For insect cells, use sterile water as diluent. For other cell lines, try sterile water or serum-free medium as an alternative diluent. Place 100 l diluent, containing 2 g DNA into each of six sterile tubes labeled 3:2, 4:2, 5:2, 6:2, 7:2, and 8:2. Recommendation: Use sterile polystyrene tubes or roundbottom, 96-well plates to form the transfection complex. L Due to manufacturer variability with release agents for 96 well plates, we suggest using tissue culture treated 96 well plates to reduce variablity. Form the transfection complex by adding FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent to tubes containing diluted DNA: Pipet the FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent (3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8 l) directly into the medium containing the diluted DNA without allowing contact with the walls of the plastic tubes. N To avoid adversely affecting transfection efficiency, do not allow undiluted FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent to come into contact with plastic surfaces (such as the walls of the tube that contains the serum-free medium) other than pipette tips. Do not use siliconized pipette tips or tubes. Mix and incubate the transfection complex: Vigorously tap the tube or vortex for one to two seconds to mix the contents. If using a 96-well plate, place the plate on a rotating shaker for 5 10 seconds. Incubate the transfection reagent:dna complex for 15 minutes at room temperature. For some ratios and cell types, incubation is not necessary for optimal complex formation, while a longer incubation time is better for other cell types. Determine this for your particular cell line and the ratio you use. Add the transfection complex to cells: Remove culture vessel from the incubator. Removal of growth medium is not necessary. Add the transfection complex to the cells in a drop-wise manner or add below the surface of the medium. Swirl the wells or flasks to ensure distribution over the entire plate surface. Use of a rotating platform shaker for 30 seconds at low speed provides adequate mixing for 96-well plates. Once the FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent:DNA complex has been added to the cells, there is no need to remove and replace with fresh medium (as is necessary with some other transfection reagents). L In our experience, the exposure of most common laboratory cell types (COS-1, CHO-K1, HEK-293, HeLa, Hep G2, MCF-7) to the transfection complex until performance of the gene expression assay (24 48 hours later) does not affect the results. If you desire to transfect cells that are in serum-free medium during the transfection process, then replace the medium with serum-containing medium 3 8 hours after transfection, unless the cells normally grow in serum-free medium. Incubate cells and assay the results: Following transfection, incubate the cells for hours prior to measuring protein expression. The length of incubation depends upon the transfected vector construct, the cell type being transfected, the cell medium, cell density, and the type of protein being expressed. After this incubation period, measure protein expression using an assay that is appropriate for your system. L If you observe low transfection levels or more than 10 30% cell death, refer to section 3, Troubleshooting and /fugene/hd L As with any experiment, include appropriate controls. Prepare wells with cells that remain untransfected, cells with transfection reagent alone, and cells with DNA alone. L For stable transfection experiments, the complex-containing medium should be left unchanged until the cells need to be passaged. At that time, include the appropriate selection antibiotics (G 418* or Hygromycin B*). L To prepare transfection complexes for different-sized containers or parallel experiments, proportionally change the quantity of all components according to the total surface area of the cell culture vessel being used (Table 2). L For ease-of-use when transfecting small volumes, as in 96-well plates containing 0.1 ml culture medium per well, prepare 100 l of transfection complex and add 2 15 l to each well depending upon the cell type. L The optimal ratio of transfection reagent:dna and the optimal total amount of complex may vary with cell line, cell density, day of assay, and gene expressed. L After performing the optimization experiment where several ratios were tested, select a ratio in the middle of the plateau for future experiments. 2.5 Cotransfection Experiments Suggestions For cotransfection experiments with FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent, maintain the same total reagent:total DNA ratio as that used for a single plasmid in your system. Thus, the total amount of the plasmid DNA should be equal to the amount of plasmid used in a single plasmid transfection. 3

4 2.6 Parameters for Optimization Parameter to be Procedure optimized FuGENE HD Transfection Form the transfection complex at several ratios: 3:2, 4:2, 5:2, 6:2, 7:2, 8:2, 10:2, and 12:2 (l FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent: g DNA). Reagent:DNA ratio In some systems, altering the ratio of FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent to DNA can increase the level of protein expression. L It has been reported that for some plasmid preparations, a ratio of 2:2 yielded optimal results. This is unusual and may reflect some property of the plasmid preparation rather than a characteristic of the FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent. Amount of transfection Try adding 200%, 150%, 75%, 50%, and 25% of the amount of 100-l transfection complex suggested in Table 2. complex added Number of cells plated Plating more cells will overcome negative growth effects of excess transfection complex. For cells with special growth characteristics, such as NIH/3T3 cells, do not use this as the first parameter for optimization. Incubation time for the transfection complex to form Special tips for sensitive cell lines Vary the length of incubation time for transfection-complex formation: add the complex to the cells immediately after the components are combined and mixed, and then at several intervals up to 40 minutes (i.e., 0, 15, 25, and 40 minutes). We have observed that in some cell lines, the transfection-complex incubation time tends to have no effect on results when using higher ratios; however, results using lower-ratio-complexes varied depending on the incubation time for complex formation. Reduce the time of exposure to the transfection complex (2 3 hours maximum), then replace the medium. Use the lower ratios, and allow the complex to form for a longer period of time (determine empirically for your cell line), then add lower amounts of the complex (50% or less of what was originally tested). 2.7 Transfection of Adherent Cells Adapted for Suspension Growth In some cases, adherent cells may be adapted for suspension growth, thus enabling the production of transiently transfected cells on a very large scale. HEK-293 cells grown in suspension in serum-free medium that did not contain heparin or dextran sulfate produced significant amounts of protein following transfection. 2.8 Guidelines for Preparing FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent:DNA Complex for Various Culture Vessel Sizes The starting volume and mass to add to the different culture vessels is based upon preparing a 100-l transfection complex as described in sections 2.3 and 2.4. For best results, prepare a 100-l complex at different ratios and add varying amounts of each ratio when optimizing. The amounts below are based on the 100-l complex as prepared in sections 2.3 and 2.4. Suggested seeding density for adherent cells = 30,000 70,000 cells per cm 2 Suggested seeding density for suspension cells = 250, ,000 cells per ml Culture vessel Surface area (cm 2 ) total volume Total volume of medium volume for larger Suggested seeding density Cells/well Adherent cells Cells/well Small or suspension cells low high low high Suggested amount of the 100-l transfection complex to add to each well (l) Final amount of FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent (l) in each well following addition of suggested amount of 100-l transfection complex Using the 3:2 ratio Using the 8:2 ratio 96-well plate (1 well) ,000 20,000 25,000 50, well plate (1 well) , , , , well plate (1 well) , , , , mm dish , , ,000 1,000, well plate (1 well) , , ,000 1,000, mm dish ,000 1,400,000 1,250,000 2,500, ) cm dish ,500,000 3,500,000 2,500,000 5,000, ) T-25 flask ,000 1,700,000 1,500,000 3,000, ) T-75 flask ,000,000 5,000,000 5,000,000 10,000, ) Tab. 2: Refer to the table below when setting up your transfection reactions. These are suggested seeding densities and are media, passage level, laboratory, and cell-line dependent. It is critical that log phase cultures are selected for subculture for the transfection experiments, and that cultures are seeded at the proper density for the transfection experiment. Observe cultures and plate them so that the monolayer is 80 90% confluent at the time of transfection. This must be determined empirically. For some cell lines, 60 80% confluency is sufficient. However, a contact-inhibited cell line, such as NIH/3T3, should be plated at lower confluence due to its growth characteristics. 1) Scale up total volume for larger vessels. 3. Troubleshooting 4

5 Observation Possible Cause Low transfection efficiency Poor quality or insufficient quantity of nucleic acids Insufficient number of cells Too many cells or cells post log phase Suboptimal FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent:DNA ratio, complex incubation time, total amount of transfection complex added, or cell density FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent was aliquoted FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent came into contact with plastic or was inadequately mixed Recommendation Verify the amount, purity, and sequence of nucleic acid. Perform a control transfection experiment with a commercially available transfection-grade plasmid preparation. Chemical contaminants may be in the plasmid preparation. Avoid phosphate buffers until you have tested them in your system. L Endotoxins are reported to be cytotoxic to some very sensitive cell lines. Use adherent cells that are at least 80% confluent. Low cell density results in fewer cells available to take up transfection complex, and excess complex may be cytotoxic; in addition, fewer cells yield less protein. When confluent cultures are subcultured, or cells are plated at too high a density, the cells fail to divide in the culture being transfected. This results in suboptimal expression. Optimize the FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent:DNA ratio, complex incubation time, amount of complex added to cells, and cell density, according to the following procedure: Day before transfection: Prepare two 96-well plates of cells at high and low seeding densities (see Table 2 for suggestions). Day of transfection: Form 200 l of transfection complex at ratios of 2:2, 3:2, 4:2, 5:2, 6:2. 7:2, and 8:2 (l transfection reagent:g DNA) following the protocol in this pack insert (sections 2.3, 2.4) and doubling the amounts of all components. As soon as the complexes are combined and mixed, add 10, 5, or 2.5 l of each complex to one of 3 columns of cells in each 96-well plate (i.e., columns 2, 3, and 4). Leave all outer wells empty as controls. Continue to incubate the complexes at room temperature. After an additional minutes, add 10, 5, or 2.5 l of each complex to the next 3 columns (5, 6, and 7) of cells in each 96-well plate. Continue to incubate the complexes at room temperature. After an additional minutes, add 10, 5, or 2.5 l of each complex to the next 3 columns (8, 9, and 10) of cells in each 96-well plate. Assay the plates 1 2 days later. Select the ratio, amount of complex, and time of transfection-complex incubation that resulted in optimal expression. If optimal transfection occurs at the higher ratios, repeat this process using ratios of 6:2, 7:2, 8:2, 10:2, 12:2, and 14:2. Add 5, 10, and 15 l of complex. We have never successfully transfected cells using the ratio of 2:2, but it has been reported that some plasmid preparations transfect at this ratio. See section 2.6, Optimization of FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent:DNA ratio, for more information and visit /fugene/hd Check that FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent is stored in the original container. If the reagent was aliquoted into plastic containers, there is a high chance of inactivation. Make sure the reagent is immediately mixed with the dilute DNA either by vortexing or pipetting up to times. Repeat transfection, carefully pipetting FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent directly into the serum-free medium, being careful not to touch the sides of the container while adding the FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent to the diluted DNA. If the FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent is added too gently, it may layer on top of the medium, thus making contact with the plastic. Transfection complex Check original bottle of medium used for complex formation. Repeat experiment using new bottle of was formed in serumcontaining Opti-MEM that does not contain any additives (e.g., serum, antibiotics, growth enhancers, heparin, medium dextran sulfate, etc.). Try forming the complex in sterile water or plain DMEM. Media and media components Culture may be contaminated with mycoplasma Different media and media components may influence the level of transfection efficiency and subsequent growth of the transfected cells, as well as expression of the recombinant protein. Some lots of sera have been reported to interfere with optimal transfection. Quality and/or lot-to-lot differences that affect transfection experiments have been noted in both sera and media. Check that the medium and/or serum is from the same lot that worked previously. Try new lots or a different vendor. Cultures contaminated with mycoplasma have been shown to have decreased transfection efficacy. Determine if culture is contaminated with mycoplasma; use the Mycoplasma Detection Kit* or Mycoplasma PCR ELISA* to assess contamination. 5

6 Observation Possible Cause Inconsistent results Ratio or amount of transfection complex is at the edge of performance plateau Transfection complex formation:timing, amounts, and ratio Cells Observation Possible cause Recommendation Signs of cytotoxicity Transfected protein is cytotoxic or is produced at high levels Too much transfection complex for number of cells Culture may be contaminated with mycoplasma Cells may not be healthy Diluent is toxic to the cells Plasmid preparation contaminated with endotoxin If above tests prove negative, FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent may not be optimal for your cells. High proteinexpression levels Media and media components Recommendation Initial experiments should be completed to determine the ratios, amount of complex to be added, and length of time for complex formation for optimal performance. In our experience, we have found the plateau to be relatively broad. We recommend that future experiments be performed with ratios, incubation time, and amounts of complex that were in the middle of the plateau. If conditions are selected at the edge of the plateau, very small procedural differences may cause large differences in the resulting protein expression. Increased consistency may be achieved by shifting parameters away from the edge of the plateau to the middle of the plateau. Formation of the complex involves a multifaceted interaction between the transfection reagent and DNA as well as biological parameters. Differences in any of the components or techniques may result in inconsistencies. If results do not meet your expectations, then repeat the optimization experiment selecting areas near the plateau found in previous experiments. For current experiments, determine if you should use a different ratio, length of time, or amount of complex for more consistent transfection results. Extensive testing of the FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent is performed on two cell lines: one easy to transfect and one very difficult to transfect. All reagent lots must pass this rigorous testing before we make it available to you. However, we cannot test all cell lines, media, sera, and vectors; in your laboratory, you may find slight differences in the optimal ratio, amount of complex, or time for complex formation for some lots of FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent. For consistent results, cells must be properly maintained. Cells change with passage level, passage conditions, media, and sera. For some cell lines, these changes have little to no effect on transfection experiments, but for other cell lines, these changes have profound effects. Each cell type may have a different optimal transfection condition. Optimal values for a single cell type may also change slightly with vector construct and type of protein expressed. Reduced viability or slow growth rates may be the result of high levels of protein expression, as the cell s metabolic resources are directed toward production of the heterologous protein. The expressed protein may also be toxic to the cell at the level expressed. To analyze cytotoxicity, prepare experimental controls as described below. Prepare extra control wells containing: Cells that are not transfected Cells treated with DNA alone (e.g., without FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent) Cells treated with FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent alone (no DNA added) Cells transfected with a non-toxic or secreted protein. Compare experimental transfected cells to cells in the control wells (described above). Consider repeating the experiment with a secreted reporter gene such as SEAP, hgh, or a standard -gal control vector. Cells expressing SEAP should show little to no evidence of cytotoxicity. Increase the number of cells plated, and/or decrease the total amount of complex added to the cells. Try different ratios and allow the complexes to form for different time intervals. Add different amounts of complex; for example, make the complex as usual but add 75%, 50%, or 25% of the usual amounts to each well. See Suboptimal FuGENE HD:DNA Ratio in "Low transfection efficiency" section of this table for details or optimization protocol. Determine if culture is contaminated with mycoplasma; use the Mycoplasma Detection Kit* or Mycoplasma PCR ELISA* to assess contamination. Assess physiological state of cells and the incubation conditions (e.g., check incubator CO 2, humidity, and temperature levels). Observe cells prior to each passage for morphology and absence of contaminants. Make sure cells do not overgrow. Routinely passage cells prior to reaching confluency. Make sure that culture media and additives are within expiration date and have been stored properly. DMEM is toxic to some insect cell lines. For these cells, prepare the transfection complex in sterile water. You may also try forming the complex in the medium in which the cells are growing, providing that the medium does not contain serum, heparin, or dextran sulfate. Endotoxin is reported to be cytotoxic to sensitive cell lines. Try FuGENE 6 Transfection Reagent*, DOTAP Liposomal Transfection Reagent*, DOSPER Liposomal Transfection Reagent*, or X-tremeGENE Q2 Transfection Reagent*. High expression levels of certain intracellular proteins (e.g., Green Fluorescent Protein [GFP]) may be cytotoxic to some cell types. Cell proliferation, toxicity, and cell death may be monitored using Apoptosis and Cell Proliferation products from Roche Applied Science (visit / apoptosis for more information). Test different media and optimize the level of each medium component for these cytotoxic effects. Although it is not usually necessary to remove the transfection complex following the transfection step, it may be necessary to feed your cells with fresh media for extended growth periods. This is particularly important if the transfected cells are allowed to continue to grow for 3 7 days to provide maximal protein expression. 6

7 4. Additional Information on this Product Quality Control Functional Analysis Cos 7 cells are transfected in 96 well plates with a reporter gene vector DNA, using 0.3 l FuGENE HD and 0.1 g DNA or 0.25 l FuGENE HD and 0.1 g DNA. Reporter gene activity is monitored via a colorimetric test against a reference lot. Activity must be 75% compared to a reference lot in at least one of the tested amounts, listed above. Cytotoxicity Analysis Cell growth is assessed using the Cell Proliferation Reagent WST-1* assay which is an indirect measure of cytotoxicity. The remainder of cells from functional analysis is tested for viability. Further Reading Linda B. Jacobsen et al. (2004) FuGENE 6 Transfection Reagent: The gentle power. Transfection of Mammalian Cells - Methods 33, Roche Applied Science (2006a) Tips and tricks on how to improve transfection experiments. FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent, Application Note No. 1. Roche Applied Science (2006b) Identifying and solving transfection problems. FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent, Application Note No. 4. Roche Applied Science (2006c) Protocol for optimizing transfection of adherent cell lines. FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent, Application Note No. 3. Roche Applied Science (2007a) Transfection Control Experiment. FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent, Application Note No Supplementary Information Changes to Previous Version Quality Control was modified New pack size added Concrete values have been added under Quality Control. Text Conventions To make information consistent and understandable, the following text conventions are used in this Instruction Manual: Text Convention Use Numbered stages labeled,, etc. Numbered instructions labeled,, etc. Asterisk * Stages in a process that usually occur in the order listed. Steps in a procedure that must be performed in the order listed. Denotes a product available from Roche Applied Science. Symbols Symbols are used in this Instruction Manual to highlight important information: Symbol L N Description Information Note: Additional information about the current topic or procedure. Important Note: Information critical to the success of the procedure or use of the product. Ordering Information Roche Applied Science offers a large selection of reagents and systems for life science research. For a complete overview of related products and manuals, please visit and bookmark our home page, and our Special Interest Site on transfection, to get Application Protocols: Obtain information, including lists of successfully transfected primary or established cells and associated published references, cell-type specific protocols and proof data, instructions for special applications, technical tips on handling and optimization. Product Profiles: View detailed product description and readily access online purchasing. Transfected Cells Database: Browse regularly updated publications describing the use of Roche's Transfection Reagents. Search by cell type, transfected material, application, transfection reagent, or any combination of parameters to easily find a proven protocol for your specific application and cell type. Feedback: Add your evaluation results to the database of transfected cell types via an electronic questionnair. Product Pack Size Cat. No. Apoptosis and Cell Death Products Cell Proliferation Reagent WST-1 25 ml (2,500 tests) Gene Knockdown Reagents X-tremeGENE sirna Dicer Kit 1 kit (10 reactions) X-tremeGENE sirna Transfection Reagent 1 ml (400 transfections in a 24-well plate) 5 1 ml (2,000 transfections in a 24-well plate) Mycoplasma Detection Reagents Mycoplasma Detection Kit 1 kit (25 tests) Mycoplasma PCR ELISA 1 kit (96 reactions) Plasmid Isolation Products Genopure Plasmid Midi Kit Genopure Plasmid Maxi Kit High Pure Plasmid Isolation Kit 1 kit (for up to 20 preparations) 1 kit (for up to 10 preparations) 1 kit (50 purifications) 1 kit (250 purifications) Protease Inhibitor Tablets and Lysis Reagents cpmplete 20 tablets in glass vials 3 x 20 tablets in glass vials 20 tablets in EASYpacks cpmplete, Mini 25 tablets in a glass vial 30 tablets in EASYpacks cpmplete, EDTA-free 20 tablets in a glass vial 3 x 20 tablets in glass vials 20 tablets in EASYpacks cpmplete, Mini, EDTA-free 25 tablets in a glass vial 30 tablets in EASYpacks cpmplete Lysis-B (2 ) (for bacterial cell lysis) cpmplete Lysis-B (2 ), EDTA-free (for bacterial cell lysis) cpmplete Lysis-M (for mammalian cell lysis) cpmplete Lysis-M, EDTA-free (for mammalian cell lysis) 1 kit (100 ml lysis reagent and 20 cpmplete Protease Inhibitor Cocktail Tablets) 1 kit (100 ml lysis reagent and 20 cpmplete, EDTAfree Protease Inhibitor Cocktail Tablets) 1 kit (200 ml lysis reagent and 20 cpmplete Protease Inhibitor Cocktail Tablets) 1 kit (200 ml lysis reagent and 20 cpmplete, EDTAfree Protease Inhibitor Cocktail Tablets) Reporter Gene Assays CAT ELISA 1 kit (192 tests) Gal Reporter Gene Assay, chemiluminescent 1 kit (500 assays, microplate format, 250 assays, tube format) Gal ELISA 1 kit (192 tests) hgh ELISA 1 kit (192 tests) Luciferase Reporter Gene Assay, high sensitivity SEAP Reporter Gene Assay, chemiluminescent Selection Antibiotics G ml 100 ml 200 assays 1,000 assays 1 kit (500 assays, microplate format, or 250 assays, tube format)

8 Product Pack Size Cat. No. Hygromycin B 1 g (20 ml) sterile filtered Transfection Reagents FuGENE 6 Transfection Reagent Western Blotting Reagents Lumi-Light PLUS Western Blotting Kit (Mouse/Rabbit) Lumi-Light PLUS Western Blotting Substrate 0.4 ml (120 transfections) 1 ml (300 transfections) Multi-pack 5 1 ml (1,500 transfections) 1 Mega-pack 5 1 ml (1,500 transfections) 10 ml (3,000 transfections) kit (1,000 cm 2 membrane) ml (1,000 cm 2 membrane) PVDF Western Blotting Membranes 1 roll (30 cm 3.00 m) Western Blocking Reagent, Solution 100 ml (10 blots, 100 cm 2 ) ml (60 blots, 100 cm 2 ) Notice to Purchaser Purchaser represents and warrants that it will use FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent purely for research purposes. Transfected cells, materials produced, and any data derived from the use of FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent, may be used only for the internal research of Purchaser whether Purchaser is a for-profit or a not-for-profit organization. Under no circumstances may FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent be used by Purchaser or any third party for a commercial purpose unless Purchaser has negotiated a license for commercial use with Fugent, LLC (contact information: For purposes of the foregoing sentence, commercial purpose shall mean use of FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent for profit or commercial gain. By using FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent, Purchaser agrees to be bound by the above terms. If Purchaser wishes not to be bound by these terms, Purchaser agrees to return the FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent to Roche Diagnostics for a full refund. Trademarks CpMPLETE, GENOPURE, HIGH PURE, and X-TREMEGENE are trademarks of Roche. FuGENE is a registered trademark of Fugent, L.L.C., USA. Geneticin and Opti-MEM are registered trademarks of Invitrogen Corporation. The ATCC trademark and trade name and any and all ATCC catalog numbers are trademarks of the American Type Culture Collection. Other brands or product names are trademarks of their respective holders. Contact and Support To ask questions, solve problems, suggest enhancements or report new applications, please visit our Online Technical Support Site at: /support To call, write, fax, or us, visit the Roche Applied Science home page,, and select your home country. Countryspecific contact information will be displayed. Use the Product Search function to find Pack Inserts and Material Safety Data Sheets. Roche Diagnostics GmbH Roche Applied Science Mannheim Germany

TransIT -2020 Transfection Reagent

TransIT -2020 Transfection Reagent Quick Reference Protocol, MSDS and Certificate of Analysis available at mirusbio.com/5400 INTRODUCTION TransIT -2020 Transfection Reagent is a high-performance, animal-origin free, broad spectrum reagent

More information

Instructions. Torpedo sirna. Material. Important Guidelines. Specifications. Quality Control

Instructions. Torpedo sirna. Material. Important Guidelines. Specifications. Quality Control is a is a state of the art transfection reagent, specifically designed for the transfer of sirna and mirna into a variety of eukaryotic cell types. is a state of the art transfection reagent, specifically

More information

Transfection reagent for visualizing lipofection with DNA. For ordering information, MSDS, publications and application notes see www.biontex.

Transfection reagent for visualizing lipofection with DNA. For ordering information, MSDS, publications and application notes see www.biontex. METAFECTENE FluoR Transfection reagent for visualizing lipofection with DNA For ordering information, MSDS, publications and application notes see www.biontex.com Description Cat. No. Size METAFECTENE

More information

Fast, easy and effective transfection reagent for mammalian cells

Fast, easy and effective transfection reagent for mammalian cells METAFECTENE EASY + Fast, easy and effective transfection reagent for mammalian cells For ordering information, MSDS, publications and application notes see www.biontex.com Description Cat. No. Size METAFECTENE

More information

Especially developed for the transfection of mammalian cells with sirna or mirna

Especially developed for the transfection of mammalian cells with sirna or mirna METAFECTENE SI Especially developed for the transfection of mammalian cells with sirna or mirna For ordering information, MSDS, publications and application notes see www.biontex.com Description Cat. No.

More information

jetpei in vitro DNA Transfection Protocol

jetpei in vitro DNA Transfection Protocol jetpei DNA Transfection Reagent 1 jetpei in vitro DNA Transfection Protocol DESCRIPTION jetpei is a powerful reagent that ensures robust, effective and reproducible DNA transfection into mammalian cells

More information

MTT Cell Proliferation Assay

MTT Cell Proliferation Assay ATCC 30-1010K Store at 4 C This product is intended for laboratory research purposes only. It is not intended for use in humans, animals or for diagnostics. Introduction Measurement of cell viability and

More information

INTERFERin in vitro sirna/mirna transfection reagent PROTOCOL. 1 Standard sirna transfection of adherent cells... 2

INTERFERin in vitro sirna/mirna transfection reagent PROTOCOL. 1 Standard sirna transfection of adherent cells... 2 INTERFERin in vitro sirna/mirna transfection reagent PROTOCOL DESCRIPTION INTERFERin is a powerful sirna/mirna transfection reagent that ensures efficient gene silencing and reproducible transfection in

More information

MEF Starter Nucleofector Kit

MEF Starter Nucleofector Kit page 1 of 7 MEF Starter Nucleofector Kit for Mouse Embryonic Fibroblasts (MEF) MEF display significant phenotypic variations which depend on the strain, the genetic background of the mice they are isolated

More information

FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent. Tips and tricks on how to improve transfection experiments. Application Note No. 1/September 2006

FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent. Tips and tricks on how to improve transfection experiments. Application Note No. 1/September 2006 FuGENE HD Transfection Reagent Application Note No. 1/September 2006 Tips and tricks on how to improve transfection experiments www.roche-applied-science.com 1 Successful Transfection is based on Choosing

More information

Protein Stabilization Reagents. Elevated Protein Protection

Protein Stabilization Reagents. Elevated Protein Protection Protein Stabilization Reagents Elevated Protein Protection Protein Stabilization Reagents Naturally occurring proteases and phosphatases can destroy proteins you spent days isolating. Save valuable time

More information

Proto col. GoClone Repor ter Construc ts: Sample Protocol for Adherent Cells. Tech support: 877-994-8240. Luciferase Assay System

Proto col. GoClone Repor ter Construc ts: Sample Protocol for Adherent Cells. Tech support: 877-994-8240. Luciferase Assay System Luciferase Assay System Proto col GoClone Repor ter Construc ts: Sample Protocol for Adherent Cells LightSwitch Luciferase Assay System GoClone Reporter Assay Workflow Step 1: Seed cells in plate format.

More information

Manual for: sirna-trans Maximo Reagent

Manual for: sirna-trans Maximo Reagent Manual for: sirna-trans Maximo Reagent Contact: info@geneon.net; www.geneon.net GeneON GmbH Germany GeneON GmbH / Protocol sirna-trans reagent vs. 1.3 / www.geneon.net / - 0 - sirna-trans reagent Instruction

More information

Human MSC Nucleofector Kit

Human MSC Nucleofector Kit page 1 of 7 Human MSC Nucleofector Kit for Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells Cell type Origin Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSC), cryopreserved [Clonetics/BioWhittaker; Cat. No. PT-2501]. Morphology Cells with

More information

MEF Nucleofector Kit 1 and 2

MEF Nucleofector Kit 1 and 2 page 1 of 7 MEF Nucleofector Kit 1 and 2 for Mouse Embryonic Fibroblasts (MEF) MEF display significant phenotypic variations which depend on the strain, the genetic background of the they are isolated

More information

Mycoplasm. Biochrom AG Information

Mycoplasm. Biochrom AG Information Mycoplasm oplasma elimination with Mynox Gold: Application in detail Biochrom AG Information Mynox Gold represents the further development of the classical Mynox, which was known for a very high elimination

More information

PRODUCT INFORMATION...

PRODUCT INFORMATION... VIROMER RED In vitro plasmid DNA and mrna Standard Transfection PRODUCT INFORMATION... 2 GENERAL... 2 RED OR YELLOW?... 3 PROTOCOL GUIDELINES... 4 GENERAL REMARKS... 4 CELL CULTURE AND PLATING... 4 FORWARD/REVERSE

More information

QuickClean 96-Well Plasmid Miniprep Kit

QuickClean 96-Well Plasmid Miniprep Kit QuickClean 96-Well Plasmid Miniprep Kit L00237 Technical Manual No. TM 0231 Version 0712007 I Description.. 1 II Kit Contents.. 1 III Applications 2 IV Key Features.. 2 V Storage.. 2 VI Plasmid Miniprep

More information

QuickGene DNA whole blood kit L (DB-L)

QuickGene DNA whole blood kit L (DB-L) HANDBOOK QuickGene DNA whole blood kit L (DB-L) For Isolation of Genomic DNA from whole blood Ver.2.0 Contents 1. Introduction... 3 2. Kit components... 3 3. Storage conditions... 3 4. Other required materials,

More information

UltraClean Soil DNA Isolation Kit

UltraClean Soil DNA Isolation Kit PAGE 1 UltraClean Soil DNA Isolation Kit Catalog # 12800-50 50 preps New improved PCR inhibitor removal solution (IRS) included Instruction Manual (New Alternative Protocol maximizes yields) Introduction

More information

The fastest spin-column based procedure for purifying up to 10 mg of ultra-pure endotoxin-free transfection-grade plasmid DNA.

The fastest spin-column based procedure for purifying up to 10 mg of ultra-pure endotoxin-free transfection-grade plasmid DNA. INSTRUCTION MANUAL ZymoPURE Plasmid Gigaprep Kit Catalog Nos. D4204 (Patent Pending) Highlights The fastest spin-column based procedure for purifying up to 10 mg of ultra-pure endotoxin-free transfection-grade

More information

Mouse ES Cell Nucleofector Kit

Mouse ES Cell Nucleofector Kit page 1 of 7 Mouse ES Cell Nucleofector Kit for Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells Cell type Origin Cells derived from mouse blastocysts. Morphology Round cells growing in clumps. Important remarks! 1. This protocol

More information

GRS Plasmid Purification Kit Transfection Grade GK73.0002 (2 MaxiPreps)

GRS Plasmid Purification Kit Transfection Grade GK73.0002 (2 MaxiPreps) 1 GRS Plasmid Purification Kit Transfection Grade GK73.0002 (2 MaxiPreps) (FOR RESEARCH ONLY) Sample : Expected Yield : Endotoxin: Format : Operation Time : Elution Volume : 50-400 ml of cultured bacterial

More information

Amaxa 4D-Nucleofector Protocol for Mouse Embryonic Stem [ES] Cells For 4D-Nucleofector X Unit Transfection in suspension

Amaxa 4D-Nucleofector Protocol for Mouse Embryonic Stem [ES] Cells For 4D-Nucleofector X Unit Transfection in suspension For 4D-Nucleofector X Unit Transfection in suspension Cells derived from mouse blastocysts; round cells, growing in clumps s 1. This protocol is meant to provide an outline for the handling and the Nucleofection

More information

Optimized Protocol sirna Test Kit for Cell Lines and Adherent Primary Cells

Optimized Protocol sirna Test Kit for Cell Lines and Adherent Primary Cells page 1 of 8 sirna Test Kit for Cell Lines and Adherent Primary Cells Kit principle Co-transfection of pmaxgfp, encoding the green fluorescent protein (GFP) from Pontellina p. with an sirna directed against

More information

Classic Immunoprecipitation

Classic Immunoprecipitation 292PR 01 G-Biosciences 1-800-628-7730 1-314-991-6034 technical@gbiosciences.com A Geno Technology, Inc. (USA) brand name Classic Immunoprecipitation Utilizes Protein A/G Agarose for Antibody Binding (Cat.

More information

Human Pancreatic Beta Cell Lines Culture Protocols (provided by the depositor)

Human Pancreatic Beta Cell Lines Culture Protocols (provided by the depositor) Human Pancreatic Beta Cell Lines Culture Protocols (provided by the depositor) 1. Thawing Human Cell Lines for culture: Locate vials in liquid nitrogen and quickly remove with forceps. Take vial to sterile

More information

HighPure Maxi Plasmid Kit

HighPure Maxi Plasmid Kit HighPure Maxi Plasmid Kit For purification of high pure plasmid DNA with high yields www.tiangen.com PP120109 HighPure Maxi Plasmid Kit Kit Contents Storage Cat.no. DP116 Contents RNaseA (100 mg/ml) Buffer

More information

TruePrime Single Cell WGA Kit

TruePrime Single Cell WGA Kit TruePrime SINGLE CELL WGA KIT HANDBOOK TruePrime Single Cell WGA Kit INDEX Legal...4 Intended use...4 Kit contents...5 Shipping and storage...5 Handling...6 Quality control...6 Reagents and equipment to

More information

Human Adult Mesothelial Cell Manual

Human Adult Mesothelial Cell Manual Human Adult Mesothelial Cell Manual INSTRUCTION MANUAL ZBM0025.01 SHIPPING CONDITIONS Human Adult Mesothelial Cells Orders are delivered via Federal Express courier. All US and Canada orders are shipped

More information

Measuring Cell Viability/Cytotoxicity: Cell Counting Kit-F

Measuring Cell Viability/Cytotoxicity: Cell Counting Kit-F Introduction The Cell Counting Kit-F is a fluorometic assay for the determination of viable cell numbers. Calcein-AM in this kit passes through the cell membrane and is hydrolized by the esterase in the

More information

LightSwitch Dual Assay System DA010 (100 assays)

LightSwitch Dual Assay System DA010 (100 assays) LightSwitch Dual Assay System DA010 (100 assays)! Description The LightSwitch Dual Assay System is used to normalize for variation between transfection replicates in cell lines that are particularly difficult

More information

Plasmid DNA MiniPrep 96-Well Kit Product #25900

Plasmid DNA MiniPrep 96-Well Kit Product #25900 3430 Schmon Parkway Thorold, ON, Canada L2V 4Y6 Phone: 866-667-4362 (905) 227-8848 Fax: (905) 227-1061 Email: techsupport@norgenbiotek.com Plasmid DNA MiniPrep 96-Well Kit Product #25900 Product Insert

More information

BNRF GENERAL CELL CULTURE PROTOCOL

BNRF GENERAL CELL CULTURE PROTOCOL BNRF GENERAL CELL CULTURE PROTOCOL Location: WVU Engineering Sciences Building Room: G75E WVU Chemistry Research Laboratory building Room: 381 Primary Staff Contact: Dr. Huiyuan Li (304) 293-0747 The Shared

More information

Amaxa Mouse T Cell Nucleofector Kit

Amaxa Mouse T Cell Nucleofector Kit Amaxa Mouse T Cell Nucleofector Kit For T cells isolated from C57BL/6 & BALB/c mice Evaluated for murine T cells isolated from C57BL/6 & BALB/c mice This protocol is designed for murine lymphocytes or

More information

IgM ELISA. For the quantitative determination of IgM in human serum and plasma. For Research Use Only. Not For Use In Diagnostic Procedures.

IgM ELISA. For the quantitative determination of IgM in human serum and plasma. For Research Use Only. Not For Use In Diagnostic Procedures. IgM ELISA For the quantitative determination of IgM in human serum and plasma For Research Use Only. Not For Use In Diagnostic Procedures. Please read carefully due to Critical Changes, e.g., Calibrator

More information

Rat Creatine Kinase MB isoenzyme,ck-mb ELISA Kit

Rat Creatine Kinase MB isoenzyme,ck-mb ELISA Kit Rat Creatine Kinase MB isoenzyme,ck-mb ELISA Kit Catalog No: E0479r 96 Tests Operating instructions www.eiaab.com FOR RESEARCH USE ONLY; NOT FOR THERAPEUTIC OR DIAGNOSTIC APPLICATIONS! PLEASE READ THROUGH

More information

HUMAN ANTERIOR GRADIENT 2 (AGR2) ELISA KIT

HUMAN ANTERIOR GRADIENT 2 (AGR2) ELISA KIT HUMAN AGR2 ELISA KIT P a g e 1 HUMAN ANTERIOR GRADIENT 2 (AGR2) ELISA KIT FOR THE QUANTITATIVE DETERMINATION OF HUMAN AGR2 CONCENTRATIONS IN CELL CULTURES, SERUM AND PLASMA. PURCHASE INFORMATION: ELISA

More information

Human Free Testosterone(F-TESTO) ELISA Kit

Human Free Testosterone(F-TESTO) ELISA Kit Human Free Testosterone(F-TESTO) ELISA Kit Catalog Number. MBS700040 For the quantitative determination of human free testosterone(f-testo) concentrations in serum, plasma. This package insert must be

More information

Mouse IgM ELISA. Cat. No. KT-407 K-ASSAY. For the quantitative determination of IgM in mouse biological samples. For Research Use Only. 1 Rev.

Mouse IgM ELISA. Cat. No. KT-407 K-ASSAY. For the quantitative determination of IgM in mouse biological samples. For Research Use Only. 1 Rev. K-ASSAY Mouse IgM ELISA For the quantitative determination of IgM in mouse biological samples Cat. No. KT-407 For Research Use Only. 1 Rev. 072309 K-ASSAY PRODUCT INFORMATION Mouse IgM ELISA Cat. No. KT-407

More information

3-D Airway Model Kit Instructions Cat#: PB-502-3D

3-D Airway Model Kit Instructions Cat#: PB-502-3D 3-D Airway Model Kit Instructions Cat#: PB-502-3D Fig. 1: HBEpC Fig. 2: Crystal Violet staining Fig. 2: Hematoxylin & Eosin Staining I. 3-D Airway Model Kit: Material Cat# Storage Cryopreserved HBEpCa

More information

Mycoplasma Detection and Elimination

Mycoplasma Detection and Elimination Mycoplasma Detection and Elimination www.abmgood.com www.abmgood.com Background Information One of the most common contaminants in cell culture laboratories are mycoplasma, an unrecognizable bacteria under

More information

RayBio Human Fibronectin ELISA Kit

RayBio Human Fibronectin ELISA Kit RayBio Human Fibronectin ELISA Kit Catalog #: ELH-FN1 User Manual Last revised April 15, 2016 Caution: Extraordinarily useful information enclosed ISO 13485 Certified 3607 Parkway Lane, Suite 100 Norcross,

More information

Taqman TCID50 for AAV Vector Infectious Titer Determination

Taqman TCID50 for AAV Vector Infectious Titer Determination Page 1 of 8 Purpose: To determine the concentration of infectious particles in an AAV vector sample. This process involves serial dilution of the vector in a TCID50 format and endpoint determination through

More information

Bacterial Transformation with Green Fluorescent Protein. pgfp Version. Table of Contents Fall 2012

Bacterial Transformation with Green Fluorescent Protein. pgfp Version. Table of Contents Fall 2012 Bacterial Transformation with Green Fluorescent Protein pgfp Version Table of Contents Bacterial Transformation Introduction..1 Laboratory Exercise...3 Important Laboratory Practices 3 Protocol...... 4

More information

Alkaline Phosphatase Assay Kit (Colorimetric)

Alkaline Phosphatase Assay Kit (Colorimetric) ab83369 Alkaline Phosphatase Assay Kit (Colorimetric) Instructions for Use For the rapid, sensitive and accurate measurement of Alkaline Phosphatase in various samples This product is for research use

More information

Nucleic Acid Quantification NUCLEIC dotmetric

Nucleic Acid Quantification NUCLEIC dotmetric PR060 G-Biosciences 1-800-628-7730 1-314-991-6034 technical@gbiosciences.com A Geno Technology, Inc. (USA) brand name Nucleic Acid Quantification NUCLEIC dotmetric Teacher s Guidebook (Cat. # BE-318) think

More information

HARVESTING AND CRYOPRESERVATION OF HUMAN EMBRYONIC STEM CELLS (hescs)

HARVESTING AND CRYOPRESERVATION OF HUMAN EMBRYONIC STEM CELLS (hescs) HARVESTING AND CRYOPRESERVATION OF HUMAN EMBRYONIC STEM CELLS (hescs) OBJECTIVE: can be cryopreserved in a liquid nitrogen (LN 2 ) freezer for long-term storage. This Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)

More information

Inc. Wuhan. Quantity Pre-coated, ready to use 96-well strip plate 1 Plate sealer for 96 wells 4 Standard (liquid) 2

Inc. Wuhan. Quantity Pre-coated, ready to use 96-well strip plate 1 Plate sealer for 96 wells 4 Standard (liquid) 2 Uscn Life Science Inc. Wuhan Website: www.uscnk.com Phone: +86 27 84259552 Fax: +86 27 84259551 E-mail: uscnk@uscnk.com ELISA Kit for Human Prostaglandin E1(PG-E1) Instruction manual Cat. No.: E0904Hu

More information

Quantum Prep Plasmid Miniprep Kit Instruction Manual

Quantum Prep Plasmid Miniprep Kit Instruction Manual Quantum Prep Plasmid Miniprep Kit Instruction Manual Catalog #732-6100 For Technical Service Call Your Local Bio-Rad Office or in the U.S. Call 1-800-424-6723 Table of Contents Section 1 Introduction...

More information

INSTRUCTION MANUAL riboxx FECT

INSTRUCTION MANUAL riboxx FECT INSTRUCTION MANUAL sirna, mirna, and RNA Transfection Reagent Version 1.0 CONTENTS A. DESCRIPTION 1 B. SPECIFICATIONS 1 C. PROTOCOL 2 C.1 TRANSFECTION PROTOCOL FOR ADHERENT CELLS 2 C.2 TRANSFECTION PROTOCOL

More information

For the rapid, sensitive and accurate measurement of Glutamate Dehydrogenase activity in various samples

For the rapid, sensitive and accurate measurement of Glutamate Dehydrogenase activity in various samples ab102527 Glutamate Dehydrogenase Detection Kit Instructions for Use For the rapid, sensitive and accurate measurement of Glutamate Dehydrogenase activity in various samples This product is for research

More information

Dog Insulin Like Growth Factor 1 (IGF1) ELISA

Dog Insulin Like Growth Factor 1 (IGF1) ELISA KAMIYA BIOMEDICAL COMPANY Dog Insulin Like Growth Factor 1 (IGF1) ELISA For the quantitative determination of dog IGF1 in serum, plasma and other biological fluids Cat. No. KT-18280 For Research Use Only.

More information

TECHNICAL BULLETIN. HIS-Select Nickel Affinity Gel. Catalog Number P6611 Storage Temperature 2 8 C

TECHNICAL BULLETIN. HIS-Select Nickel Affinity Gel. Catalog Number P6611 Storage Temperature 2 8 C HIS-Select Nickel Affinity Gel Catalog Number P6611 Storage Temperature 2 8 C TECHNICAL BULLETIN Product Description HIS-Select Nickel Affinity Gel is an immobilized metalion affinity chromatography (IMAC)

More information

Human anti-hepatitis C virus antibody,anti-hcv ELISA Kit

Human anti-hepatitis C virus antibody,anti-hcv ELISA Kit Human anti-hepatitis C virus antibody,anti-hcv ELISA Kit Catalog No. CSB-E09525h (96 tests) This immunoassay kit allows for the in vitro semi-quantitative determination of human anti-hepatitis C virus

More information

Mouse Keyhole Limpet Hemocyanin antibody(igm) ELISA Kit

Mouse Keyhole Limpet Hemocyanin antibody(igm) ELISA Kit Mouse Keyhole Limpet Hemocyanin antibody(igm) ELISA Kit Catalog No. MBS702810 (96 tests) This immunoassay kit allows for the in vitro semi-quantitative determination of mouse KLH(IgM)antibody concentrations

More information

One Shot TOP10 Competent Cells

One Shot TOP10 Competent Cells USER GUIDE One Shot TOP10 Competent Cells Catalog Numbers C4040-10, C4040-03, C4040-06, C4040-50, and C4040-52 Document Part Number 280126 Publication Number MAN0000633 Revision A.0 For Research Use Only.

More information

TruePrime Single Cell WGA Kit. version 2.0

TruePrime Single Cell WGA Kit. version 2.0 TruePrime Single Cell WGA Kit version 2.0 TruePrime SINGLE CELL WGA KIT VERSION 2.0 HANDBOOK INDEX Legal...4 Intended use...4 Kit contents...5 Shipping and storage...5 Handling...6 Quality control...6

More information

Protocol v002 Page 1 of 7 Agencourt RNAdvance Cell v2 Total RNA Isolation from Cultured Cells

Protocol v002 Page 1 of 7 Agencourt RNAdvance Cell v2 Total RNA Isolation from Cultured Cells Page 1 of 7 Agencourt RNAdvance Cell v2 Total RNA Isolation from Cultured Cells Please refer to http://www.agencourt.com/technical for updated protocols and refer to MSDS instructions http://www.beckmancoulter.com/customersupport/msds/msds.asp

More information

Related topics: Application Note 27 Data Analysis of Tube Formation Assays.

Related topics: Application Note 27 Data Analysis of Tube Formation Assays. Tube Formation Assays in µ-slide Angiogenesis Related topics: Application Note 27 Data Analysis of Tube Formation Assays. Contents 1. General Information... 1 2. Material... 2 3. Work Flow Overview...

More information

Malondialdehyde (MDA) ELISA

Malondialdehyde (MDA) ELISA Malondialdehyde (MDA) ELISA For the quantitative determination of MDA in serum, plasma and other biological fluids Cat. No. KT-21493 For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures. Page 1

More information

Genomic DNA Extraction Kit INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Genomic DNA Extraction Kit INSTRUCTION MANUAL Genomic DNA Extraction Kit INSTRUCTION MANUAL Table of Contents Introduction 3 Kit Components 3 Storage Conditions 4 Recommended Equipment and Reagents 4 Introduction to the Protocol 4 General Overview

More information

DNA Isolation Kit for Cells and Tissues

DNA Isolation Kit for Cells and Tissues DNA Isolation Kit for Cells and Tissues for 10 isolations of 00 mg each for tissue or 5 x 10 7 cultured cells Cat. No. 11 81 770 001 Principle Starting material Application Time required Results Benefits

More information

Human Inositol 1,4,5,-Trisphosphate (IP 3 )ELISA Kit

Human Inositol 1,4,5,-Trisphosphate (IP 3 )ELISA Kit Human Inositol 1,4,5,-Trisphosphate (IP 3 )ELISA Kit Catalog No. CSB-E12636h (96T) This immunoassay kit allows for the in vitro quantitative determination of human IP 3 concentrations in serum, plasma

More information

ADP/ATP Ratio Assay Kit (Bioluminescent)

ADP/ATP Ratio Assay Kit (Bioluminescent) ab65313 ADP/ATP Ratio Assay Kit (Bioluminescent) Instructions for Use For the rapid, sensitive and accurate measurement of the ratio of ADP/ATP in various samples. This product is for research use only

More information

Creatine Kinase (CK) Enzymatic Assay Kit Manual Catalog #: 3460-07

Creatine Kinase (CK) Enzymatic Assay Kit Manual Catalog #: 3460-07 Creatine Kinase (CK) Enzymatic Assay Kit Manual Catalog #: 3460-07 TABLE OF CONTENTS GENERAL INFORMATION... 2 Product Description... 2 Procedure Overview... 2 Kit Contents, Storage and Shelf Life... 3

More information

Bacterial Transformation with Green Fluorescent Protein. Table of Contents Fall 2012

Bacterial Transformation with Green Fluorescent Protein. Table of Contents Fall 2012 Bacterial Transformation with Green Fluorescent Protein pglo Version Table of Contents Bacterial Transformation Introduction..1 Laboratory Exercise...3 Important Laboratory Practices 3 Protocol...... 4

More information

Annexin V-FITC Apoptosis Detection Kit

Annexin V-FITC Apoptosis Detection Kit ab14085 Annexin V-FITC Apoptosis Detection Kit Instructions for Use For the rapid, sensitive and accurate measurement of Apoptosis in living cells (adherent and suspension). This product is for research

More information

Glycolysis Cell-Based Assay Kit

Glycolysis Cell-Based Assay Kit Glycolysis Cell-Based Assay Kit Item No. 600450 www.caymanchem.com Customer Service 800.364.9897 Technical Support 888.526.5351 1180 E. Ellsworth Rd Ann Arbor, MI USA TABLE OF CONTENTS GENERAL INFORMATION

More information

MagExtractor-PCR & Gel Clean up-

MagExtractor-PCR & Gel Clean up- Instruction manual MagExtractor-PCR & Gel Clean up-0810 F0986K MagExtractor-PCR & Gel Clean up- NPK-601 200 preparations Store at room temperature Contents [1] Introduction [2] Components [3] Materials

More information

Pure-IP Western Blot Detection Kit

Pure-IP Western Blot Detection Kit Product Manual Pure-IP Western Blot Detection Kit Catalog Number PRB-5002 20 blots FOR RESEARCH USE ONLY Not for use in diagnostic procedures Introduction The technique of immunoprecipitation (IP) is used

More information

Spike, Recovery, and Linearity Protocol for Validating Untested Samples in R&D Systems ELISAs Experimental protocol only-not guaranteed

Spike, Recovery, and Linearity Protocol for Validating Untested Samples in R&D Systems ELISAs Experimental protocol only-not guaranteed Why Perform Spike/Recovery and Linearity Testing? The sample value obtained from an ELISA is dependent upon the interaction between the protein of interest and the ELISA s antibodies, and comparison of

More information

Canine creatine kinase MB isoenzyme (CK-MB)ELISA Kit

Canine creatine kinase MB isoenzyme (CK-MB)ELISA Kit Canine creatine kinase MB isoenzyme (CK-MB)ELISA Kit Catalog No. CSB-E15852c (96T) This immunoassay kit allows for the in vitro quantitative determination of canine CK-MB concentrations in serum and plasma.

More information

sirna Duplexes & RNAi Explorer

sirna Duplexes & RNAi Explorer P r o d u c t S p e c i f i c a t i o n s Guaranteed RNAi Explorer kit with Fl/Dabcyl Molecular Beacon Catalog No.:27-6402-01 Guaranteed RNAi Explorer kit with Fluorescein/Tamra TaqMan Catalog No.:27-6402-01

More information

Product Size Catalog Number. 500,000 proliferating cells

Product Size Catalog Number. 500,000 proliferating cells Pericytes Instruction Manual Product Size Catalog Number Human Pericytes from Placenta (hpc-pl) 500,000 cryopreserved cells 500,000 proliferating cells C-12980 C-12981 Product Description Pericytes are

More information

ab185915 Protein Sumoylation Assay Ultra Kit

ab185915 Protein Sumoylation Assay Ultra Kit ab185915 Protein Sumoylation Assay Ultra Kit Instructions for Use For the measuring in vivo protein sumoylation in various samples This product is for research use only and is not intended for diagnostic

More information

Annexin V-FITC Apoptosis Detection Kit

Annexin V-FITC Apoptosis Detection Kit ab14085 Annexin V-FITC Apoptosis Detection Kit Instructions for Use For the rapid, sensitive and accurate measurement of Apoptosis in living cells (adherent and suspension). This product is for research

More information

Prostate Cell Line Instructions For Use

Prostate Cell Line Instructions For Use Important: Please read these instructions carefully The viability of these cells is warranted for 30 days from date of shipment when specified reagents and growth conditions are followed as described in

More information

User Manual. CelluLyser Lysis and cdna Synthesis Kit. Version 1.4 Oct 2012 From cells to cdna in one tube

User Manual. CelluLyser Lysis and cdna Synthesis Kit. Version 1.4 Oct 2012 From cells to cdna in one tube User Manual CelluLyser Lysis and cdna Synthesis Kit Version 1.4 Oct 2012 From cells to cdna in one tube CelluLyser Lysis and cdna Synthesis Kit Table of contents Introduction 4 Contents 5 Storage 5 Additionally

More information

Western Blot Analysis with Cell Samples Grown in Channel-µ-Slides

Western Blot Analysis with Cell Samples Grown in Channel-µ-Slides Western Blot Analysis with Cell Samples Grown in Channel-µ-Slides Polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (PAGE) and subsequent analyses are common tools in biochemistry and molecular biology. This Application

More information

Calcium Assay Kit. Item No Customer Service Technical Support

Calcium Assay Kit. Item No Customer Service Technical Support Calcium Assay Kit Item. 701220 www.caymanchem.com Customer Service 800.364.9897 Technical Support 888.526.5351 1180 E. Ellsworth Rd Ann Arbor, MI USA TABLE OF CONTENTS GENERAL INFORMATION 3 Materials Supplied

More information

HiPer Ion Exchange Chromatography Teaching Kit

HiPer Ion Exchange Chromatography Teaching Kit HiPer Ion Exchange Chromatography Teaching Kit Product Code: HTC001 Number of experiments that can be performed: 5 Duration of Experiment: Protocol: 5-6 hours Storage Instructions: The kit is stable for

More information

Annexin V-EGFP Apoptosis Detection Kit

Annexin V-EGFP Apoptosis Detection Kit ab14153 Annexin V-EGFP Apoptosis Detection Kit Instructions for Use For the rapid, sensitive and accurate measurement of apoptosis in various samples This product is for research use only and is not intended

More information

Cell Cycle Phase Determination Kit

Cell Cycle Phase Determination Kit Cell Cycle Phase Determination Kit Item No. 10009349 Customer Service 800.364.9897 * Technical Support 888.526.5351 www.caymanchem.com TABLE OF CONTENTS GENERAL INFORMATION 3 Materials Supplied 3 Safety

More information

General western blot protocol. Guidance for running an efficient and accurate experiment

General western blot protocol. Guidance for running an efficient and accurate experiment blot protocol Guidance for running an efficient and accurate experiment Contents Introduction Solution and reagents Sample lysis Sample preparation Loading and running the gel Antibody staining Useful

More information

Isocitrate Dehydrogenase Assay Kit (Colorimetric)

Isocitrate Dehydrogenase Assay Kit (Colorimetric) ab102528 Isocitrate Dehydrogenase Assay Kit (Colorimetric) Instructions for Use For the rapid, sensitive and accurate measurement of Isocitrate Dehydrogenase activity in various samples This product is

More information

50 g 650 L. *Average yields will vary depending upon a number of factors including type of phage, growth conditions used and developmental stage.

50 g 650 L. *Average yields will vary depending upon a number of factors including type of phage, growth conditions used and developmental stage. 3430 Schmon Parkway Thorold, ON, Canada L2V 4Y6 Phone: 866-667-4362 (905) 227-8848 Fax: (905) 227-1061 Email: techsupport@norgenbiotek.com Phage DNA Isolation Kit Product # 46800, 46850 Product Insert

More information

PCR and Sequencing Reaction Clean-Up Kit (Magnetic Bead System) 50 preps Product #60200

PCR and Sequencing Reaction Clean-Up Kit (Magnetic Bead System) 50 preps Product #60200 3430 Schmon Parkway Thorold, ON, Canada L2V 4Y6 Phone: 866-667-4362 (905) 227-8848 Fax: (905) 227-1061 Email: techsupport@norgenbiotek.com PCR and Sequencing Reaction Clean-Up Kit (Magnetic Bead System)

More information

Transformation Protocol

Transformation Protocol To make Glycerol Stocks of Plasmids ** To be done in the hood and use RNase/DNase free tips** 1. In a 10 ml sterile tube add 3 ml autoclaved LB broth and 1.5 ul antibiotic (@ 100 ug/ul) or 3 ul antibiotic

More information

Enzymes: Amylase Activity in Starch-degrading Soil Isolates

Enzymes: Amylase Activity in Starch-degrading Soil Isolates Enzymes: Amylase Activity in Starch-degrading Soil Isolates Introduction This week you will continue our theme of industrial microbiologist by characterizing how differing reaction conditions affect enzyme

More information

AxyPrep Blood Genomic DNA Miniprep Kit

AxyPrep Blood Genomic DNA Miniprep Kit AxyPrep Blood Genomic DNA Miniprep Kit For the purification of genomic DNA from whole blood Kit contents, storage and stability Cat. No. AP-MN-BL-GDNA-50 AP-MN-BL-GDNA-250 Kit size 50 preps 250 preps Miniprep

More information

MLX BCG Buccal Cell Genomic DNA Extraction Kit. Performance Characteristics

MLX BCG Buccal Cell Genomic DNA Extraction Kit. Performance Characteristics MLX BCG Buccal Cell Genomic DNA Extraction Kit Performance Characteristics Monolythix, Inc. 4720 Calle Carga Camarillo, CA 93012 Tel: (805) 484-8478 monolythix.com Page 2 of 9 MLX BCG Buccal Cell Genomic

More information

TECHNICAL BULLETIN. Angiotensin II EIA Kit for serum, plasma, culture supernatant, and cell lysates. Catalog Number RAB0010 Storage Temperature 20 C

TECHNICAL BULLETIN. Angiotensin II EIA Kit for serum, plasma, culture supernatant, and cell lysates. Catalog Number RAB0010 Storage Temperature 20 C Angiotensin II EIA Kit for serum, plasma, culture supernatant, and cell lysates Catalog Number RAB0010 Storage Temperature 20 C TECHNICAL BULLETIN Product Description The Angiotensin II Enzyme Immunoassay

More information

The kit is an enzyme immunoassay for in vitro quantitative measurement of Anti-RHD in human serum, plasma and other biological fluids.

The kit is an enzyme immunoassay for in vitro quantitative measurement of Anti-RHD in human serum, plasma and other biological fluids. AEP729Hu 96 Tests Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay Kit For Anti-Rh Blood Group, D Antigen Antibody (Anti-RHD) Organism Species: Homo sapiens (Human) Instruction manual FOR IN VITRO AND RESEARCH USE ONLY

More information

HDB Wash Free Fluo-8 Calcium Assay Kit

HDB Wash Free Fluo-8 Calcium Assay Kit HD Biosciences Co., Ltd Product Manual HDB Wash Free Fluo-8 Calcium Assay Kit HD03-0010 HD03-0100 HD Biosciences Inc. - 1 - operation@hdbiosciences.com Introduction Fluo-8 AM is currently the brightest

More information

Serum Creatinine Detection Kit

Serum Creatinine Detection Kit B-Bridge International, Inc. Serum Creatinine Detection Kit User Manual Catalog# K3302-1 1 TABLE OF CONTENTS Intended Use 3 Background 3 Assay Principle 3 Kit Components 4 Materials Required 4 Precautions

More information

Rat creatine kinase MM isoenzyme (CK-MM) ELISA Kit

Rat creatine kinase MM isoenzyme (CK-MM) ELISA Kit Rat creatine kinase MM isoenzyme (CK-MM) ELISA Kit Catalog Number. CSB-E14405r For the quantitative determination of rat creatine kinase MM isoenzyme (CK-MM) concentrations in serum, plasma and tissue

More information

NAD/NADH Cell-Based Assay Kit

NAD/NADH Cell-Based Assay Kit NAD/NADH Cell-Based Assay Kit Item No. 600480 www.caymanchem.com Customer Service 800.364.9897 Technical Support 888.526.5351 1180 E. Ellsworth Rd Ann Arbor, MI USA TABLE OF CONTENTS GENERAL INFORMATION

More information

The Effects of Plasmid on Genotype and Phenotype (Revised 1/31/96) Introduction

The Effects of Plasmid on Genotype and Phenotype (Revised 1/31/96) Introduction The Effects of Plasmid on Genotype and Phenotype (Revised 1/31/96) Introduction Plasmids are small circular DNA molecules that often found in bacteria in addition to the large circular DNA molecule of

More information

Rat Creatine Kinase MB Isoenzyme (CKMB) ELISA

Rat Creatine Kinase MB Isoenzyme (CKMB) ELISA Rat Creatine Kinase MB Isoenzyme (CKMB) ELISA For the quantitative determination of rat CKMB in serum, plasma, tissue homogenates and other biological fluids. Cat. No. KT-12247 For Research Use Only. Not

More information