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Transfection Reagent for MG-63 Cells (Osteosarcoma Cells, CRL-1427)
Two component formulation enhances lipid mediated transfection efficiency
Optimized easy-to-use transfection protocol provided for transfection of siRNA, DNA, mRNA, and microRNA
- 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 MG63 CRISPR/Cas9 transfection protocol: [PDF]
- Download PowerPoint presentation for NIH3T3 transfection kit: [PPT]
- UPC/GTIN/EAN: 860002089789
Brand: ALTOGEN®, developed and manufactured by Altogen Biosystems
Reagent exhibits at least 77% transfection efficiency of siRNA delivery. Transfection efficiency was determined by qRT-PCR.
Transfection Protocol and MSDS:
Download Altogen Biosystems MG-63 Transfection Protocol: [PDF]
Download MSDS: [PDF]
MG-63 Cell Line:
MG63 cells are a human osteosarcoma cell line that was originally isolated from a 14-year-old patient with osteoblastic osteosarcoma. These cells are widely used as an in vitro model of bone cancer to study the mechanisms underlying tumor development and to test the efficacy of potential therapeutic agents. MG63 cells exhibit many of the characteristics of osteosarcoma cells, including the ability to form colonies in vitro and to form tumors when injected into immunocompromised mice. MG-63 cells have been used to study the role of various signaling pathways in osteosarcoma, including the PI3K/Akt, MAPK/ERK, and Wnt/β-catenin pathways. These pathways are known to be dysregulated in many types of cancer, including osteosarcoma, and targeting them with therapeutic agents has shown promise in preclinical studies. MG63 cells have also been used to test the efficacy of various chemotherapeutic agents, including doxorubicin, cisplatin, and methotrexate. In addition, these cells have been used to develop and test novel targeted therapies, such as monoclonal antibodies and small molecule inhibitors.
Sarcoma is a cancer of bones and connective tissues that is quite rare in adults. However, it comprises approximately 20% of all childhood cancers, as indicated by the Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA). Human cell lines are valuable preclinical models for sarcoma research as well as for evaluation of the efficacy or toxicity of potential drug candidates. The MG-63 cell line was established from the bone tissue of a 14-year-old Caucasian male with osteosarcoma. This cell line exhibits fibroblast morphology and shows high levels of interferon production when induced by cycloheximide, actinomycin D, and polyinosinic-polycytidylic acid. These MG-63 cells express TGF-beta RI and TGF-beta RII receptors and could be useful as a transfection host in different types of biomedical research applications. The MG-63 cell line is hypotriploid with a modal chromosome number of 66. Altogen Biosystems provides high-efficiency transfection reagent kits for the MG-63 osteosarcoma cell line.
Figure 1. siRNAs targeting Lamin A/C mRNA or non-silencing control siRNA were transfected into MG63 cells following the recommended protocol. At 48 hours post-transfection the cells were analyzed by qRT-PCR for Lamin A/C gene expression levels. 18S rRNA levels were used to normalize the Lamin A/C data. Values are normalized to untreated sample. Data are means ± SD (n=4).
Figure 2. Protein expression of Lamin A in MG-63 cells. DNA plasmid expressing Lamin A or siRNA targeting Lamin A were transfected into MG-63 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.
MG63 Transfection Reagent citation references:
- Data Brief. 2016 Jun; 7: 177–182. Data supporting attempted caveolae-mediated phagocytosis of surface-fixed micro-pillars by human osteoblasts. Moerke et al [PDF]
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