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I have a GFP construct that I use and usually get anywhere from 50-80% GFP positive cells using FACS analysis while I get only 30-40% using a GFP-NFAT fusion protein driven by the same promoter. Do you have any suggestions?

The Amaxa™ Nucleofection™ Conditions are optimised for each cell type, the solutions and programs are cell type dependent and not vector dependant. The expression of the fusion protein depends on the localization of the protein transcription,...

I currently work with some adherent cell lines, such as 293, which are grown in DMEM media. I have noticed that the mortality seems to be high after Nucleofection. Do you have any recommendations?

For some adherent cell lines we strongly recommend using RPMI instead of DMEM medium. As described in culture conditions of the cell line optimization kit protocol as well as the NIH3T3 (DSMZ) protocol, using RPMI instead of DMEM as "transfer and...

Can I use the Nucleofector Technology for RNAi applications? How do I start?

Yes. The Nucleofector™ Technology can be easily applied for any RNAi substrate (siRNA, shRNA, miRNA). You can use the same conditions described in the cell type specific Optimized Protocol for DNA vectors (cDNA, shRNA or miRNA expressing plasmids)...

Can I order any of the Nucleofector Kit components separately?

No. The Nucleofector™ Kits are only available as full kits.

Do you have any siRNA Nucleofection results using concentrations lower than 50nM?

Yes. Please click on the attached Technical Reference Guide: "Designing an RNAi Experiment Using Nucleofection™". On page 3 you can find a table with some examples.

Who is the distributor for my country?

Please click on the link provided to search for your distributor.

The animal facility which isolates my hepatocytes is at a different location, should I be concerned about transport time?

Isolated hepatocytes can be transported in Krebs-Henseleit Buffer or supplemented William's E Medium. Long transport time for isolated hepatocytes, (in excess of one hour) can cause a decrease in efficiency of Nucleofection™, but does not seem to...

How much DNA can I use when transfecting hepatocytes with the standard Nucleofector?

We have used up to 6 µg of DNA per 100 µl reaction with no deleterious effect.

For hepatocytes, is plating density a concern post Nucleofection?

Yes, the optimized protocols for the standard Nucleofector™ recommend the use of 6 well plates. Plating into a 12-well plate will pose a problem as less cells will attach at high densities.

Four hours after Nucleofection, I can see the hepatocytes have attached to the well, but the morphology does not look correct, should I be concerned?

There is no reason for alarm. The hepatocytes may not exhibit normal morphology a few hours after Nucleofection™ but by 24 hours post Nucleofection™, morphology should be normal. Remember to perform a fluid change about 4 hours post Nucleofection™....
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