MRC5 Transfection Kit (Diploid Fibroblast Cells)


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0.5 ml (Catalog #3205)$296.00
1.5 ml (Catalog #3206)$589.00
1.5 ml CRISPR (Catalog #2175)$789.00
8.0 ml (Catalog #7065)$1,567.00
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Transfection Reagent for MRC5 Cells (Human Diploid Fibroblast Cells)

  • A nanoparticle-based liposome formulation
  • Transfection protocols provided for transfection of proteins, DNA, mRNA, siRNA, shRNA and microRNA
  • Transfection Enhancer reagent provided with the kit
  • Produce higher level of recombinant protein expression with minimal disruption of normal cell function
  • Generate physiologically relevant data you can trust
  • Effective for plasmid DNA/siRNA co-transfection
  • Download in vitro MRC5 transfection protocol: [PDF]
  • Download MRC5 CRISPR/Cas9 transfection protocol: [PDF]
  • Download PowerPoint presentation for MRC5 cells transfection kit: [PPT]
  • Developed and manufactured by Altogen Biosystems

Transfection Efficiency:

Reagent exhibits at least 80% transfection efficiency of siRNA delivery. Transfection efficiency was determined by qRT-PCR.

Transfection Protocol and MSDS:

Download Altogen Biosystems MRC-5 Transfection Protocol: [PDF]

Download MSDS: [PDF]

MRC5 Cell Line:

Human diploid cell strains are cells that are frequently utilized for various purposes, including culturing viruses for the vaccine production. Studies have shown safety and immunogenicity of human diploid cell strains compared to other tissue cultures. The MRC-5 cell line represents the most common human diploid cell line in the manufacturing of currently available human viral vaccines. MRC-5 was derived by J.P. Jacobs and colleagues from the pulmonary tissue of an aborted 14-week-old male human fetus in 1966. This is a normal diploid human cell line with 46, XY karyotype. The modal chromosome number was 46, occurring in 70 percent of cells. The rate of polyploidy was 3.6 percent. The line exhibits adherent growth to glass and polymer culture dishes. MRC-5 are capable of 42 to 46 population doublings before senescence occurs. MRC-5 cells have been shown to be negative for reverse transcriptase, and they support the growth of a broad range of viruses, including adenoviruses, coxsackie a, cytomegalovirus, echovirus, herpes simplex virus, poliovirus, rhinovirus, respiratory syncytial virus, and varicella-zoster virus. MRC-5 cells are extensively employed in a wide array of applications, such as virology-related transfection experiments, cytotoxicity assessments, and the development of vaccines. MRC-5 is useful as a transfection host, and in many kinds of molecular and cell biology research, in part due to its ability to be easily infected by viruses. This cell line is commonly employed for testing of viruses in biomedical research experiments. Altogen Biosystems offers an advanced nanoparticle-based liposome formulation MRC-5 transfection reagent kit for diploid fibroblast cells that exhibits high transfection efficiency, as detected by qRT-PCR.


Figure 1. SiRNAs targeting Lamin A/C mRNA or non-silencing control siRNA were transfected into MRC5 following the recommended protocol. At 48 hours post-transfection the cells were analyzed by qRT-PCR for 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=3).


Figure 2. Protein expression of Lamin A/C in MRC-5 cells. DNA plasmid expressing Lamin A/C or siRNA targeting Lamin A/C were transfected into MRC-5 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):

  • Hypertension. 2015 65(2):430-9. Neurokinin 3 receptor and phosphocholine transferase… Parchim et al [PDF]
  • Gastroenterology. 2011 141(2) Differential type I interferon-mediated autophagic trafficking … Desai et al [PDF]
  • PLoS Pathog. 2014 10(10) Exosomes from hepatitis C infected patients transmit HCV … Bukong et al [PDF]

Altogen Biosystems:
Altogen Biosystems is a life sciences company that manufactures over 100 cell type specific and pre-optimized transfection kits, electroporation buffers, and targeted in vivo delivery kits and reagents. Advanced formulation of reagents and optimized transfection protocols provide highly efficient intracellular delivery of biomolecules (proteins, DNA, mRNA, shRNA and siRNA, and small molecule compounds). Read more about transfection technology at Altogen’s Transfection Resource.

Altogen Research Services:

Altogen Labs provides GLP-compliant contract research studies for pre-clinical research, IND applications, and drug development. Biology CRO services include: Xenograft models (30+), development of stable cell lines, ELISA assay development, cell-based and tissue targeted RNAi studies, safety pharm/tox assays, and other studies (visit

Volume Options:

  • 0.5 ml (Catalog #3205)
  • 1.5 ml (Catalog #3206)
  • 1.5 ml CRISPR (Catalog #2175)
  • 8.0 ml (Catalog #7065)

Additional information

Weight1 lbs
Kit Size (Volume)

0.5 ml (Catalog #3205), 1.5 ml (Catalog #3206), 1.5 ml CRISPR (Catalog #2175), 8.0 ml (Catalog #7065)