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Avalanche®-Cell Type / Cell Line-specific Transfection Reagent series:

Perform maximum transfection efficiency for more than 170 different primary cells and cell lines including 124 cancer cell lines (e.g. All of NCI60 cancer cell lines). Each of the cell type/cell line-specific transfection reagents in our Avalanche® series was individually formulated. 

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To learn why you should use Avalanche® Cell Type-Specific Transfection reagents, click HERE; To learn how EZ Biosystems developed Avalanche® Cell Type-Specific Transection Reagents, click HERE

BT-549 Cell Avalanche® Transfection Reagent (human breast carcinoma cell)

BT-549 Cell Avalanche® Transfection Reagent is a new class of unique chemical formulations specifically formulated and optimized for transfecting BT-549 Cells. The proprietary formulation of lipids and polymers ensures the highest possible transfection efficiencies and viabilities for BT-549 Cells.

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Catalogue No.DescriptionPack SizePriceQty
EZT-BT54-1-05BT-549 Cell transfection Reagent (human breast carcinoma cell)0.5ml £399.00 Quantity Add to Order
EZT-BT54-1-15BT-549 Cell transfection Reagent (human breast carcinoma cell)1.5ml £699.00 Quantity Add to Order

BT-549 Cell Avalanche® Transfection Reagent (human breast carcinoma cell)

BT-549 Cell Avalanche® Transfection Reagent is a new class of unique chemical formulations specifically formulated and optimized for transfecting BT-549 Cells. The proprietary formulation of lipids and polymers ensures the highest possible transfection efficiencies and viabilities for BT-549 Cells.

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Cell Line Information:

Organism: Homo sapiens, human
Tissue: mammary gland; breast
Cell Type: Epithelial
Morphology: epithelial
Culture Properties: adherent
Biosafety Level: 1
Disease: ductal carcinoma
Applications 
This cell line is a suitable transfection host.
Storage Conditions liquid nitrogen vapor phase 
Clinical Data: 72 years, Caucasian, female
Comments 
The BT-549 line was isolated in 1978 by W.G. Coutinho and E.Y. Lasfargues. Source tissue consisted of a papillary, invasive ductal tumor which had metastasized to 3 of 7 regional lymph nodes. The established population was polymorphic with epithelial like components and multinucleated giant cells. A mucin-like material was secreted into the medium.
BT-549 is one of the cell lines of the NCI-60 panel which represents different cancer types and has been widely utilized for drug screening and molecular target identification.

The Transfection Reagent:

BT-549 Cell Avalanche® Transfection Reagent is a new class of unique chemical formulations specifically formulated and optimized for transfecting BT-549 Cells. The proprietary formulation of lipids and polymers ensures the highest possible transfection efficiencies and viabilities for BT-549 Cells. For details of the developing process of this reagent, please go to: How did EZ Biosystems develop Avalanche® Cell type/cell line specific transfection reagent series?

Features:

  • Specifically optimized to deliver nucleic acids into BT-549 Cells
  • Highest efficiency to ensure experimental success 
  • Lowest Cellular Toxicity-maintain cell density and reduce experimental biases
  • Deliver single or multiple plasmids
  • Synthesized from 100% animal origin-free components, making it easy to validate the absence of zoonotic diseases, such as BSE or viruses, in research experiments or cells lines
  • Simplest and straightforward protocols 
  • Compatible with serum 
  • Suitable for Reverse Transfection  
  • Compatible with transfection in any plate formats
  • Economical: High efficiency means less amount of nucleic acid & reagent is needed 
  • Developed and manufactured by EZ Biosystems
 
Data:
FIG. 1. High throughput test of transfection efficiency (determined as RLU/mg) on BT-549 cells after transfection of luciferase reporter gene by using our 172 proprietary transfection formulas and several most popular commercial transfection reagents. The yellow box showed the results of 4 commercial transfection reagents. The red lines marked our candidate formulas with the highest transfection efficiency for BT-549 cells. This test result was confirmed with repeat experiments. The one that showed the optimal balance of potent & low cytotoxicity among those candidate formulas after flow cytometry analysis on the percentage of 7AAD positive cells was later named as this BT-549 Cell Avalanche® Transfection Reagent.
 
FIG. 2. BT-549 cells were transfected with GFP vector (pEGFP-N3) by using BT-549 Cell Avalanche® Transfection Reagent. The cells were visualized by Nikon Eclipse Fluorescence microscope 48 hours post transfection.
 

For Other Cells:
BT-549 Cell Avalanche® Transfection Reagent (human breast carcinoma cell) can also be used on the following cells with high transfection efficiencies.

4T1 Cell
ZR-75-1 Cell
MDA-MB-453 Cell
HCC1937 Cell
MDA-MB-468 Cell
SK-BR-3 Cell
MDA-MB-231 Cell
293 Cell
293T/17 Cell

Recommended protocols for these cells will be provided with the reagent. The protocols usually provide satisfactory transfection efficiency with invisible cytotoxicity. However, optimization may be needed for certain type of cells. Optimizations may include: the amount of DNA and this transfection reagent; cell density; transfection reagent/DNA ratio, or incubation time for the mixture of transfection reagent/DNA etc. For best transfection result, we recommend using the respective cell type/cell line specific Avalanche transfection reagents. Those reagents have been optimized on both recipes and protocols, and have been proved to have the best transfection results for the respective cell lines or primary cells. You can easily find the respective Avalanche transfection reagents specific for your cells by using the filters of our product list.

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