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S2 transfections

Leif Søndergaard lsunicph at biobase.dk
Thu Sep 20 08:16:17 EST 2001

Dear Louisa, 
Do not use calcium phosphate! In our hands it has always given variable and
bad results. We have had great success with Lipofectin from Life
Technologies (just follow the manual). You could also try DOTAP from Roche
But also other lipid based agents works, however not all (see my old paper
in  In Vitro Cell. Dev. Biol.-Animal 32:386 (1996).

Sincerely, Leif Sondergaard

At 10:47 PM 9/19/01 +0100, Louisa Flintoft wrote:
>Can anyone help me with my S2 problems? I've been transfecting using 
>calcium phosphate, and I've had very mixed results in terms of 
>efficiency of transfection, cell death etc. Has anyone used this 
>method and got it to work consistently well? Alternatively, can 
>anyone recommend an alternative method that works well?
>Louisa FLintoft
>Dr Louisa Flintoft
>Department of Molecular Neurobiology
>4th Floor
>New Hunt's House
>Guy's Campus
>King's College
>London Bridge
>London SE1 9RT
>Lab: 020 7848 6554
>Office: 020 7848 6549

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