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Lentiviral Particles

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capture ELISA: 106 VP/mL using p24

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General description

Our comprehensive shRNA product offering consists of over 150,000 pre-cloned shRNA constructs targeting more than 15,000 human and 15,000 mouse genes. The library is available in: gene family sets: gene collections related to specific functional classes such as kinases and ion channels; gene taget sets, sets of shRNA clones that target your favorite gene; and individual shRNA clones. Our shRNA and lentiviral manufacturing platforms utilize dedicated laboratories featuring state-of-the-art robotics, liquid handling and laboratory information management systems (LIMS) to provide superior quality and service for your RNAi research needs.
Lentiviral particles are ideal for transducing a wide range of cell lines. VSV-G Psuedotyping of the MISSION® lentiviral particles allows for entry into a wide range of cells. In addition, lentiviral particles stably integrate the shRNA into the genomes of both dividing and non-dividing cell lines. The MISSION bioproduction team regularly produces high quality lentivirus, so that our customers can get straight to their RNAi experiment without wasting precious time on tedious lentiviral production. Our minimum titer is 106 VP/mL. Unlike adenoviral infections that require vast excesses, lentiviral transduction is efficient enought allow for MOI as low as 1.


MISSION® shRNA has been used:
  • in transfections and transductions
  • in the establishment of stable cell lines expressing shRNA
  • in the generation of alpha-actinin-4 (ACTN4) knockdown cell line
  • to transduce raw 264.7 cells

Other Notes

To see protocols and application data please visit

Legal Information

Use of this product is subject to one or more license agreements.
MISSION is a registered trademark of Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC

Storage Class Code

12 - Non Combustible Liquids

WGK Germany


Flash Point F

Not applicable

Flash Point C

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

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MISSION® Lentiviral shRNA

MISSION shRNA reduce the expression of specific target genes by targeting the specific mRNA therefore reducing the corresponding protein expression.

Safe Lentivirus Handling

Our lentiviral vector systems are developed with enhanced safety features. Numerous precautions are in place in the design of our lentiviruses to prevent replication. Good handling practices are a must.

Successful Transduction Using Lentivirus

Successful targeting relies on optimizing key sensitive steps in the process, including lentiviral transduction. Below are some helpful handling and titration tips from our R&D lentiviral experts.


CRISPR Lentiviral Screening: Antibiotic Selection

You are not alone designing successful CRISPR, RNAi, and ORF experiments. Sigma-Aldrich was the first company to commercially offer lentivirus versions of targeted genome modification technologies and has the expertise and commitment to support new generations of scientists.

FACS Titration of Lentivirus Protocol

FACS (Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorting) provides a method for sorting a mixed population of cells into two or more groups, one cell at a time, based on the specific light scattering and fluorescence of each cell. This method provides fast, objective, and quantitative recording of fluorescent signals from individual cells.

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