Efficient transient transfection of siRNA in head and neck cancer cells. The cell line ANT-1 was transiently transfected with MATra-A (1 µl/1 µg DNA) in a 6 well format (5 x 105 cells/cavity) with siRNA against protein 1 (100 nM). After 24 hours total RNA was isolated and expression of protein 1-specific mRNA determined by RT-PCR (upper lane). SiRNA 13 are three different oligonucleotide sequences. Control for consistent loading and cDNA quality: expression of ubiquitary GAPDH mRNA (lower lane).
Protein 2 expression in head and neck cancer cells GHD-1. GHD-1 cells (5 x 105 cells/cavity of a 6 well plate) were transiently transfected with two different siRNAs against protein 2. Expression of protein 2 was detected with specific antibodies in an immunoblot 72 hours after transfection with MATra-A (1 µl / 1 µg DNA). As control ubiquitary β-actin was detected as well.
Treating the carcinoma cells with specific siRNA caused a clear inhibition of protein 1/protein 2 expression which indicates high transfection efficiencies.
(Data kindly provided by Rauch, Schaffrik, Ahlemann and Gires, LMU Munich and GSF, Munich, Germany).
| "After having tested MATra in a variety of experimental set ups we can summarize the following advantages: |
Dr. Oliver Gires, LMU Munich, Germany