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Calcium Phosphate Transfection Kit

Reagent kit for stable and transient DNA transfections

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Related Categories Cell Biology, Cell Culture Supplies, Cell Transfection using Corning HYPERFlask Cell Culture Vessels, Cloning and Expression, Core Bioreagents,
grade   for molecular biology
sterility   sterile; 0.2 μm filtered
form   solution
usage   1 kit sufficient for 160 transfections (6 cm dishes)
  1 kit sufficient for 400 transfections (3.5 cm dishes)
  1 kit sufficient for 80 transfections (10 cm dishes)
shipped in   dry ice
storage temp.   −20°C

Description

Frequently Asked Questions

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Components

The Calcium Phosphate Transfection Kit contains:
5 ml 2.5M CaCl2 (C2052)
25 ml 2x HEPES Buffered Saline (H1012)
25 ml molecular biology grade water (W4502)

Application

Suitable for transient and stable transfection of DNA into cultured mammalian cells. The following cells have successfully been transfected using the calcium phosphate method:

BAEC
Bowels melanoma cells
CHO K1
COS-7
Fibroblasts (human embryonic, neo derm)
HEK293
Huh 7
IMR-90
LLC (Lewis Lung Carcinoma)
NIH3T3
PC-12
PCI-13
SH-Sy5Y
SK-Hep-1
T47D

Features and Benefits

• Suitable for transient and stable transfection
• Reproducible for a wide range of cell types
• Widely referenced
• Inexpensive

General description

Calcium phosphate transfection is a commonly used method for the introduction of DNA into eukaryotic cells. This technique has been used to obtain both transient and stable transfections in a wide variety of cell types.

Other Notes

The protocol was developed for transient transfection of CHO cells using pSV40-CAT plasmid as a reporter gene.

Principle

The procedure is based on slow mixing of HEPES-buffered saline containing sodium phosphate with a CaCl2 solution containing the DNA. A DNA-calcium phosphate co-precipitate forms, which adheres to the cell surface and is taken up by the cell, presumably by endocytosis.

Price and Availability


All labs need water
Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Symbol 
GHS07  GHS07
Signal word 
Warning
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport

Documents

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Protocols & Articles

Articles

Introduction to Transfection

Transfection involves the introduction of DNA or RNA into eukaryotic cells and is used in research to study and modulate gene expression. Thus, transfection techniques serve as an analytical tool tha...
Keywords: Apoptosis, Biological techniques, Drug discovery, Gene expression, Genetic, Precipitation, Transfection, transformation

Transfection Reagent Selection Guide

Choosing a transfection reagent is easier when you can rely on the work of researchers who have used it before you. During development of each reagent, good transfection efficiency was verified in a ...
Keywords: Transfection

Protocols

Calcium Phosphate Transfection Kit Protocol

Calcium phosphate transfection is a commonly used method for the introduction of DNA into eukaryotic cells. This technique has been used to obtain both transient1 and stable2 transfections in a wide ...
Keywords: Antibiotics, Applications, Cell culture, Gene expression, Molecular biology, Transfection, Type

Selecting Correctly Expressing Recombinants

Blue / White colony screening is a strategy to quickly and easily distinguish between recombinant and non-recombinant colonies. It requires a special vector and a special strain of E. coli. It is par...
Keywords: AGE, Amplification, Antibiotics, Cell disruption, Centrifugation, Cloning, Degradations, Detergents, Diagnostic, Digestions, Electrophoresis, Gel electrophoresis, Molecular biology, Peptide synthesis, Phase transitions, Polymerase chain reaction, Precipitation, Purification, Sequencing, Transfection, transformation

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