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chemical synthesized siRNA and rapidly dividing cells

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#1 USfitty



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Posted 11 December 2004 - 08:21 PM

Hi all,

I am new to RNAi area. Your suggestion and opinion are very important to me :o

If i am to use some rapidly dividing cells (e.g. HEK 293 cells) to perform RNAi study, is it not wise to use chemically synthesized siRNA?

I have this wonder because in this case the RNAi effects may be too insignificant to be detectable.

Is my concept correct? since i think for chemically synthesized siRNA, its RNAi signal cannot be replicate inside cells, and thus only cells transfected with siRNA will have effect. But new cells already grow if cells are rapidly dividing, leading to insignificant RNAi level.

Please let me know if my concept is correct. Thank you very much!

Fitty :D

#2 paulina



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Posted 13 December 2004 - 10:13 AM

That may not always be the case. I have seen people knockdown genes in 293 and also in fast growing Hela cells using synthetic siRNAs.

For those fast growing cells, I usually do the transfection immediately after I plate the cells or a couple of hours after the cells have settled.

Edited by paulina, 13 December 2004 - 10:13 AM.

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Posted 18 January 2005 - 05:03 AM

If you're worried about that you could use shRNA expression vectors, such as those we sell at http://www.expresson...es/vectors.html or many other people sell them too.


Edited by expresson_help, 18 January 2005 - 05:09 AM.

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