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Transfection Reagent for ASMC Cells (Aortic Smooth Muscle Cells)
- Two component formulation enhances lipid mediated transfection efficiency
- Optimized easy-to-use transfection protocol provided for transfection of siRNA, DNA, mRNA, and microRNA
- Kit includes Transfection Enhancer reagent and recommended transfection protocol
- High transfection efficacy in the presence of serum
- Expand your RNAi application with a reagent optimized for delivery of both siRNA and plasmid
- Reproducible transfection results
- Works well for standard reverse transfection and high-throughput applications
- Download ASMC CRISPR/Cas9 transfection protocol: [PDF]
- Download PowerPoint presentation for ASMC cells transfection kit: [PPT]
- Developed and manufactured by Altogen Biosystems
Reagent exhibits at least 70% transfection efficiency of siRNA delivery. Transfection efficiency was determined by real-time RT-PCR.
Transfection Protocol and MSDS:
Download Altogen Biosystems ASMC Transfection Protocol: [PDF]
Download MSDS: [PDF]
ASMC Cell Line:
According to American Heart Association, nearly 92.1 million Americans suffer from a cardiovascular disease (CVD) of some sort. Preclinical research is critical in understanding how the arteries respond to various biological and chemical factors, and hence devise innovative methods to address CVDs. Human Aortic Smooth Muscle Cells are derived from tunica intima and tunica media of plaque-free aorta tissue. The tunica intima is the inner layer of the artery comprised of a lining, a network of connective tissue, and a layer of elastic fibers; the tunica media, or middle coat, is composed mostly of smooth muscle cells and elastic fibers arranged in spiral layers. Arterial Smooth Muscle Cell (ASMC) line has been useful in the study of atherosclerosis, a vascular disorder characterized by loss of flexibility in blood vessels due to the accumulation of dead white blood cells, cholesterol, and crystallized salts, which leads to narrowing of arteries and may cause further problems such arrhythmia and strokes. Human arterial smooth muscle cells can synthesize collagen, elastin, myosin, and glycosaminoglycan. ASMC cells respond to various factors by proliferating or differentiating. These cells are used to study of human vascular disorders, including angiogenesis, stroke, vascular biology and also diabetes. Human aortic smooth muscle cells are insulin resistant at the receptor level but sensitive to IGF1 and IGF2. Curcumin prevents the migration of human aortic smooth muscle cells by inhibiting of MMP-9 expression.
Figure 1. GAPD mRNA levels were quantified using real-time RT-PCR in the ASMC cells transfected with siRNAs targeting GAPD or non-silencing siRNA. Forty-eight hours post-transfection, the cells were harvested and analyzed by real-time RT-PCR for GAPDH mRNA expression levels. Data were normalized against the 18S rRNA signal. Control samples were either mock-transfected or untreated. Values are normalized to untreated sample. Data are means ± SD (n=3).
Figure 2. Protein expression of GAPDH in ASMC cells. DNA plasmid expressing GAPDH or siRNA targeting GAPDH were transfected into ASMC 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.
Altogen Biosystems transfection and electroporation products for life sciences and cancer research. Transfection reagents are developed for individual cancer cell line and transfection protocols are optimized for maximum delivery efficiency. Advanced formulation of reagents and optimized transfection protocols provide efficient intracellular delivery of proteins, DNA, mRNA, shRNA, siRNA, and other negatively charged biomolecules in vitro and in vivo. Read more about transfection technology at Altogen’s Transfection Resource.
Selected ASMC transfection reagent citation references:
- FEBS J. 2016. 283: 1767–1781. Transforming growth factor B1 antagonizes the transcription, expression and vascular signaling of guanylyl cyclase … Sen et al [PDF]
- Mol Cell Biol. 2013 33(7). SCO2 induces p53-mediated apoptosis by Thr845 phosphorylation … Madan et al [PDF]
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