Selection of clones during transfection
Posted 20 August 2004 - 01:04 AM
How should one can decide the optimal concentration of geneticin to select a clone during stable transfection if it's not known at what concn. cells will die.
Posted 20 August 2004 - 08:04 AM
Hope I could help!
Posted 22 August 2004 - 10:04 PM
can you find out at what concentration cells will die? Construct a kill curve? It takes about 2weeks.
Otherwise 0.4-0.8mg/ml seems to be the range for most cell lines I use
Posted 29 August 2004 - 10:48 PM
But, these cells I'm working with are very sensitive, so can I start with 50ug/ml concn.But then my worry is Cells may loose the transfected DNA if selection pressure is too low.
Posted 29 August 2004 - 11:08 PM
if you say your cells are sensitive then you can start with a low concentration of antibiotic. Theoretically for a sensitive cell line a small amount of it should still be enough to maintain a selective pressure. You can always run a control non-transfected well, to make sure you are not getting random mutants. If you have the option I'd still try a kill curve, it might actually save you time and cells in the long run.