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Transfection Reagent for SKNAS Cells (Neuroblastoma Cells)
- Proprietary cationic lipids formulation
- A proven reagent for establishing stable cell lines
- Optimized transfection protocols are adapted for use with both standard & reverse transfection methods
- Download SKNAS CRISPR/Cas9 transfection protocol: [PDF]
- Download PowerPoint presentation for SKNAS cells transfection kit: [PPT]
- Developed and manufactured by Altogen Biosystems
Reagent exhibits at least 90% transfection efficiency of siRNA delivery. Transfection efficiency was determined by qRT-PCR.
Transfection Protocol and MSDS:
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SKNAS Cell Line:
Neuroblastoma originates from embryonic neural crest cells and is the most common extracranial solid tumor, affecting children and leading to poor prognosis due to bone metastasis. According to a 2014 article in the Journal of Bone Oncology, mice inoculated with the SK-N-AS neuroblastoma cell line developed bone metastasis like most human neuroblastoma patients. Neuroblastoma represents nearly 6% of all childhood malignancies, with approximately 700 new cases diagnosed annually in the United States, as per the American Cancer Society. The SK-N-AS cell line is isolated from a bone marrow metastasis of a 6-year old female. SK-N-AS is hyperdiploid human cell line with the modal chromosome number of 47. Normal chromosomes N9 and N22 are single. SK-N-AS are distributed for research purposes only by the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. The SK-N-SH line was derived by J.L. Biedler and is different from SK-N-MC as it displays higher levels of dopamine – beta-hydroxylase as well as a longer doubling time. Also, SK-N-SH is used in cell-mediated cytotoxicity assays as a target cell line. Frataxin-depleted cells display actin network reorganization that can be observed in fibroblasts. The cells were similar to control SK-N-AS cells after Nrf2 staining. It has been shown that treating control SKNAS cells by oligomycin or tBHQ can result in the accumulation of NADH quinone oxidoreductase, glutathione-S-transferase subunit 1 and glutathione reductase. These cells are known to produce large amounts of IGF-2 and express type 1 IGF (insulin-like growth factor) receptors. SK-N-AS cells can be useful in the study or search for medical treatments for certain types of brain cancer. Altogen Biosystems offers in vitro SK-N-AS transfection reagent for neuroblastoma cells.
Figure 1. Cyclophilin B silencing efficiency was determined by qRT-PCR in the SKNAS 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 Cyclophilin B in SKNAS cells. DNA plasmid expressing Cyclophilin B or siRNA targeting Cyclophilin B were transfected into SKNAS 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 SK-N-AS transfection reagent citation references:
- Nat Commun. 2016 ;7:12057. Signal transduction controls heterogeneous NF-κB dynamics and target gene expression through cytokine-specific refractory states. Adamson A et al [PDF]
- Endocrine-Related Cancer 2016. 23(8):595-607. Role of protein S in castration-resistant prostate cancer-like cells. Ning et al [PDF]
- RNA. 2010 16(11):2108-19. RNase L releases a small RNA from HCV RNA that refolds … Malathi et al [PDF]
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Altogen Research Services:
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