A204 Transfection Reagent (Rhabdomyosarcoma)


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0.5 ml (Catalog #1703)$370.00
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Transfection Reagent for A204 Cells (Rhabdomyosarcoma Cells)

  • A biodegradable polymer based transfection agent – once inside the cell, the polymer degrades into smaller less toxic components reducing cell toxicity, facilitating release of the transgene, and improving transfection efficiency
  • Optimized for intracellular delivery of plasmid DNA, siRNA, microRNA, and mRNA
  • High transfection efficiency of both siRNA and plasmid DNA without compromising cell viability
  • Achieve robust siRNA uptake for dependable gene silencing
  • Effective transfection under conditions of up to 40% serum
  • Transfection kit includes Transfection Enhancer reagent
  • Gentle enough to be used for single cell analysis
  • Download in vitro A204 transfection protocol: [PDF]
  • Download A204 CRISPR/Cas9 transfection protocol: [PDF]
  • Download PowerPoint presentation for A204 cells transfection kit: [PPT]
  • UPC/GTIN/EAN: 860002089715
  • Brand: ALTOGEN®, developed and manufactured by Altogen Biosystems

Transfection Efficiency:
Reagent exhibits at least 70% transfection efficiency of siRNA delivery. Transfection efficiency was determined by real-time qRT-PCR.

Transfection Protocol and SDS:
Download Altogen Biosystems A204 Transfection Protocol: [PDF]
Download SDS: [PDF]

Product Description:

This transfection kit is specially designed for the A204 cell line, a type of human rhabdomyosarcoma cells originally isolated from a thigh muscle tumor. It ensures high efficiency in delivering both DNA and RNA into these cells.

A204 Cell Line:

Per the American Cancer Society, there are approximately 350 diagnoses of rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS), cancer of connective tissue, in the US annually, more than half of these are in children younger than ten years. RMS is a rare, but extremely aggressive form of cancer, accounting for around 40% of all recorded soft tissue sarcomas in adults. Furthermore, it is considered the most common soft tissue sarcoma among children. RMS has not been extensively studied; thus, selecting an appropriate cell line with desired characteristics is particularly important. The A204 cell line has proven to be a suitable host to perform RMS preclinical research. A204 cells were derived from the muscle tissue of a one-year-old female with rhabdomyosarcoma in 1973. These are epithelial cells which were reported to form small malignant tumors in nude mice consistent with embryonic rhabdomyosarcoma. A204 cells have shown limited sensitivity to Natural Killer cell cytotoxicity. In an examination of the transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation of the human laminin beta-2 chain in human tumor cell lines, A204 expressed the laminin beta-2 chain mRNA and secreted laminin heterotrimers containing the beta-2 chain. A204 has been studied in culture for its capacity to synthesize collagen types and other extracellular matrix proteins.

A204 is a human rhabdomyosarcoma cell line that was originally derived from a tumor in the thigh muscle of a child. This cell line is commonly used as a model system for studying rhabdomyosarcoma, a type of cancer that arises from muscle tissue. A204 cells are known for their ability to form tumors in vivo when injected into immunodeficient mice, and they are commonly used in preclinical studies to evaluate the efficacy of potential rhabdomyosarcoma therapies. These cells have also been used to study the molecular mechanisms underlying rhabdomyosarcoma development and progression. A204 cells are commonly cultured as adherent monolayers and have been shown to express markers of muscle differentiation, such as myogenin and myosin heavy chain. They are also known to be sensitive to certain chemotherapeutic agents and radiation therapy, which makes them useful for studying drug resistance mechanisms and testing novel therapeutic strategies. In addition to their use as a model system for studying rhabdomyosarcoma, A204 cells have been used to study a wide range of biological processes, including cell signaling, apoptosis, and autophagy. They have also been used to study the interactions between cancer cells and the immune system and to evaluate potential immunotherapies for rhabdomyosarcoma.


CNTN4 152330 37 3 2928874 2928874 Silent SNP G C
KCNC4 3749 37 1 110765692 110765692 Missense_Mutation SNP G A
TNN 63923 37 1 175054551 175054551 Silent SNP G A
LANCL2 55915 37 7 55468927 55468927 Missense_Mutation SNP C T
TAS1R3 83756 37 1 1268387 1268387 Silent SNP C T
ARHGEF16 27237 37 1 3383897 3383897 Missense_Mutation SNP C T
NCDN 23154 37 1 36031010 36031010 Missense_Mutation SNP G A
NBPF12 149013 37 1 146398373 146398373 Missense_Mutation SNP C G
NUP210L 91181 37 1 154127374 154127374 Silent SNP G A
YY1AP1 55249 37 1 155630136 155630136 Missense_Mutation SNP C T
RXRG 6258 37 1 165398164 165398164 Missense_Mutation SNP G A


a204 cell transfection reagent

Figure 1. Cyclophilin B silencing efficiency was determined by RT-PCR in the A204 cells transfected by Cyclophilin B siRNA or non-silencing siRNA control following the recommended transfection protocol. Cyclophilin mRNA expression levels were measured 48 hours post-transfection. 18S rRNA levels were used to normalize the Cyclophilin B data. Values are normalized to untreated sample. Data are presented as means ± SD (n=3).


Figure 2. Protein expression of GAPDH in A204 cells. DNA plasmid expressing GAPDH or siRNA targeting GAPDH were transfected into A204 cells following Altogen Biosystems transfection protocol. At 72 hours post-transfection the cells were analyzed by Western Blot for protein expression levels (normalized by total protein, 10 µg of total protein loaded per each well). Untreated cells used as a negative control.

Selected in vivo transfection product citations (ALTOGEN® IN VIVO Transfection Kits) used in the following publications:

  • Nature. 2008 454(7203):523-7. Innate immunity induced by composition-dependent RIG-I …Saito et al [PDF]
  • Am J Pathology. 2010 177(4):1870-80. Role of ocular complement factor H in a murine model … Lyzogubov et al [PDF]
  • Nature Biotechnology. 2011 29(4):341-5. Delivery of siRNA to the mouse brain by … Alvarez-Erviti et al [PDF]
  • Cancer Research. 2011 71(15):5144-53. Inhibition of miR-193a expression by… Iliopoulos et al [PDF]
  • RNA. 2010 16(11):2108-19. RNase L releases a small RNA from HCV RNA that refolds … Malathi et al [PDF]
  • Diabetologia. 2012 55(7):2069-79. The p47phox- and NADPH oxidase organiser 1 … Youn et al [PDF]
  • British Journal of Cancer. 2012 107(3):516-26. TIGAR induces p53-mediated cell-cycle … Madan et al [PDF]
  • Hypertension. 2014 63(2):353-61. Tissue transglutaminase contributes to … Liu et al [PDF]
  • Mol Cell Biol. 2013 33(7). SCO2 induces p53-mediated apoptosis by Thr845 phosphorylation … Madan et al [PDF]
  • Hypertension. 2015 65(2):430-9. Neurokinin 3 receptor and phosphocholine transferase… Parchim et al [PDF]

Altogen Biosystems provides pre-optimized transfection kits and electroporation products for life sciences and cancer research. Transfection protocols are optimized for individual cancer cell lines. Altogen Biosystems developed two types of in vivo delivery kits (animal transfection): 1) Tissue-targeted reagents (delivery of proteins, DNA, and RNA into liver, pancreas, or kidney tissues), and 2) Broad range in vivo biodistribution reagents (PEG-Liposome based reagent, Nanoparticle-based in vivo reagent, Lipid-based transfection kit, and Polymer-based kit). Read more about transfection technology at Altogen’s Transfection Resource. Altogen Labs provides GLP compliant contract research studies for preclinical research, IND applications, and drug development. Our biology CRO services include: Xenograft models (90+), development of stable cell lines, ELISA assay development, cell-based and tissue targeted RNAi studies, safety pharmacology and toxicology assays, and other studies (visit AltogenLabs.com).

A204 Transfection Reagent

Volume Options:

  • 0.5 ml (Catalog #1703)
  • 1.5 ml (Catalog #1704)
  • 1.5 ml CRISPR (Catalog #2101)
  • 8.0 ml (Catalog #7019)

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Product Availability: In Stock.

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 4 × 3 × 0.2 in
Kit Size (Volume)

0.5 ml (Catalog #1703), 1.5 ml (Catalog #1704), 1.5 ml CRISPR (Catalog #2101), 8.0 ml (Catalog #7019)