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Transfection-EZ Biosystems: Cell Lines

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

SK-MEL-2 Cell Avalanche® Transfection Reagent (human melanoma cell)

SK-MEL-2 Cell Avalanche® Transfection Reagent is a new class of unique chemical formulations specifically formulated and optimized for transfecting SK-MEL-2 cells. The proprietary formulation of lipids and polymers ensures the highest possible transfection efficiencies and viabilities for SK-MEL-2 cells.

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Catalogue No.DescriptionPack SizePriceQty
EZT-SME2-1-05SK-MEL-2 Cell Transfection Reagent (human melanoma cell)0.5ml £399.00 Quantity Add to Order
EZT-SME2-1-15SK-MEL-2 Cell Transfection Reagent (human melanoma cell)1.5ml £699.00 Quantity Add to Order

SK-MEL-2 Cell Avalanche® Transfection Reagent (human melanoma cell)

SK-MEL-2 Cell Avalanche® Transfection Reagent is a new class of unique chemical formulations specifically formulated and optimized for transfecting SK-MEL-2 cells. The proprietary formulation of lipids and polymers ensures the highest possible transfection efficiencies and viabilities for SK-MEL-2 cells.

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Cell Line Information:
Cell Line Name: SK-MEL-2 (ATCC® HTB-68™)
Organism: Homo sapiens, human
Tissue: skin. derived from metastasis on skin of thigh.
Morphology: polygonal
Culture Properties: adherent
Biosafety Level: 1
Disease: malignant melanoma
Age: 60 years
Gender: male
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Markers: Blood Type A; Rh
Tumorigenic: Yes
Name of Depositor: G Trempe, LJ Old
Institution: The Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
SK-MEL-2 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:
SK-MEL-2 Cell Avalanche® Transfection Reagent is a new class of unique chemical formulations specifically formulated and optimized for transfecting SK-MEL-2 cells. The proprietary formulation of lipids and polymers ensures the highest possible transfection efficiencies and viabilities for SK-MEL-2 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 SK-MEL-2 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
  • Easy-to-use protocol: Just mix nucleic acids with the reagent to form complexes and simply add the mixture to cells
  • Active in serum-containing medium
  • Compatible with transfection in any plate format
  • Reproducible: due to highly controlled chemical synthesis of each of the ingredients, the reagent forms uniformly sized complex particles with nucleic acids. With optimized protocol, our reagent will ensure the reproducible highest transfection results.
  • 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 SK-MEL-2 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 SK-MEL-2 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 SK-MEL-2 Cell Avalanche® Transfection Reagent.
 
FIG. 2. SK-MEL-2 cells were transfected with GFP vector (pEGFP-N3) by using SK-MEL-2 Cell Avalanche® Transfection Reagent. The cells were visualized by Nikon Eclipse Fluorescence microscope 24 hours post transfection.
 

For Other Cells:
SK-MEL-2 Cell Avalanche® Transfection Reagent (human melanoma cell) can also be used on the following cells with high transfection efficiencies.

LOX-IMVI Cell  
M14 Cell
SK-MEL-5 Cell  
UACC-257 Cell  
UACC-62 Cell  
SK-MEL-28 Cell
MDCK Cell
Vero 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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