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What is the advantage of the Nucleofector Technology over common electroporation (systems)?

High cell viability and high transfection efficiency with the Nucleofection™ Technology are the most prominent features. Nucleofection™, i.e., the transfer of DNA into the nucleus and not only the cytosol, is essential when working with non-dividing...

Is it possible to pre-plate substrates when using the 96-well Shuttle for Nucleofection?

Yes, pre-plating of substrates like siRNA and subsequent storage at -20°C is possible.

What kind of protocol you recommend for stimulation of human T cells?

For getting the results we present in our datasheet, we recommend the follwing strategy: Cells should be stimulated and cultivated for 3 days before Nucleofection, preferentially on plates coated with 1 µg/ml anti-CD3 and 2 µg/ml anti-CD28 antibody....

Are there any effects on the differentiation of neural stem cells following Nucleofection?

The ability of transfected rat or mouse neural stem cells to be subsequently differentiated into a variety of cell types is well documented in: Olig2 Overexpression Induces the In Vitro Differentiation of Neural Stem Cells into Mature...

Is it more difficult to detect DsRed by FACS than GFP?

Yes, DsRed is much less bright than GFP and is more difficult to detect by FACS and microscopy because it bleaches quickly.

Can calcium influx issues affect viability of human Mesenchymal Stem Cells (hMSC)?

Yes. When cells are transfected using Nucleofection™, transient pores are generated in the cell membrane. Generally, these pores disappear within 15 minutes of transfection, but if cells are plated immediately after Nucleofection™ in media that...

Can calcium influx issues affect viability or differentiation in Stem Cells after Nucleofection?

When cells are transfected by Nucleofection™, transient pores are generated in the cell membrane. Generally, these pores disappear within 15 minutes of transfection, but if cells are plated immediately after Nucleofection™ in medias that contain...

Can I use the pmaxGFP control plasmid with insect cells such as S2 cells or SF9 cells?

The pmaxGFP™ Vector provided in our Nucleofector™ Kits is not expressed in insect cells. We strongly recommend an insect expression vector encoding a fluorescent protein or lacZ reporter as a positive control for your experiments [e.g. Novagen™’s...

What are the requirements for direct Nucleofection of mRNA for protein expression?

The mRNA should be capped and polyadenylated. The conditions of Nucleofection™ will be the same as for DNA with the particular cell type, i.e. follow the same protocol and use the same program, except one will likely need to add a much higher amount...

Do you have any information regarding differentiation of mouse ES cells after Nucleofection with large plasmids?

It is unlikely that plasmid size would affect in vitro differentiation capability. Gene targeting constructs are often as large as 20 kb and if treated well the ES cells are perfectly capable of generating germ line chimaeras afterwards (indicating...
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