Cell Line Information
Organism: Homo sapiens (human)
Tissue: adenocarcinoma; prostate; metastatic site: bone
Age: 62 years
Tumor Stage: grade IV
Growth properties: adherent
Tumorigenic: yes, Tumors developed within 21 days at 100% frequency (5/5) in nude mice inoculated subcutaneously with 10(7) cells
AntigenExp: HLA A1, A9
Growth Properties: monolayer; the cells form clusters in soft agar and can be adapted to suspension growth
Depositors: M.E. Kaighn
The PC-3 was initiated from a bone metastasis of a grade IV prostatic adenocarcinoma from a 62-year-old male Caucasian. The cells exhibit low acid phosphatase and testosterone-5-alpha reductase activities.
PC-3 is one of the cell lines of the NCI-60 panel which represents different cancer types and has been widely utilized for drug screening and molecular target identification.
The Transfection Reagent:
PC-3 Cell Avalanche™ Transfection Reagent is a new, proprietary solution specifically designed for transfection on PC-3 Cells. The proprietary formulation of lipids and polymers ensures the highest possible transfection efficiencies and viabilities for PC-3 Cells. No other transfection reagents can match the efficiency, convenience, and gentleness of PC-3 Cell Avalanche™ Transfection Reagent for transfection on PC-3 Cells. For details of the developing process of this reagent, please go to: How did EZ Biosystems develop Avalanche™ Cell type/cell line specific transfection reagent series?
- Specifically optimized to deliver nucleic acids into PC-3 Cells
- Highest efficiency to ensure experimental success
- Lowest Cellular Toxicity-maintain cell density and reduce experimental biases
- Deliver single or multiple plasmids
- Synthesized from 100% animal origin-free components, making it easy to validate the absence of zoonotic diseases, such as BSE or viruses, in research experiments or cells lines
- Simplest and straightforward protocols
- Compatible with serum
- Suitable for Reverse Transfection
- Compatible with transfection in any plate formats
|FIG. 1. High throughput test of transfection efficiency (determined as RLU/mg) on PC-3 cells after transfection of luciferase reporter gene by using our 172 proprietary transfection formulas and several most popular commercial transfection reagents. The yellow box showed the results of 4 commercial transfection reagents. The red lines marked our candidate formulas with the highest transfection efficiency for PC-3 cells. This test result was confirmed with repeat experiments. The one that showed the optimal balance of potent & low cytotoxicity among those candidate formulas after flow cytometry analysis on the percentage of 7AAD positive cells was later named as this PC-3 Cell Avalanche Transfection Reagent.
|FIG. 2. PC-3 cells were transfected with GFP vector (pEGFP-N3) by using PC-3 Cell Avalanche® Transfection Reagent. The cells were visualized by Nikon Eclipse Fluorescence microscope 24 hours post transfection.
For Other Cells:
|PC-3 Cell Avalanche™ Transfection Reagent (human prostate carcinoma cell) can also be used on the following cells with high transfection efficiencies.
DU 145 Cell
Recommended protocols for these cells will be provided with the reagent. The protocols usually provide satisfactory transfection efficiency with invisible cytotoxicity. However, optimization may be needed for certain type of cells. Optimizations may include: the amount of DNA and this transfection reagent; cell density; transfection reagent/DNA ratio, or incubation time for the mixture of transfection reagent/DNA etc. For best transfection result, we recommend using the respective cell type/cell line specific Avalanche transfection reagents. Those reagents have been optimized on both recipes and protocols, and have been proved to have the best transfection results for the respective cell lines or primary cells. You can easily find the respective Avalanche transfection reagents specific for your cells by using the filters of our product list.
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