Cell Struct Funct 1992 Apr;17(2):123-8
Department of Pediatrics, Gifu University School of Medicine, Japan.
To simplify the process of transfection of human fibroblasts and to acquire a suitable number of transformants, we investigated experimental conditions of electric pulse-induced transfection of human fibroblasts using origin-defective simian virus 40 DNA (SV40 (ori-) DNA). Voltage, pulse duration, number of pulses and the concentration of SV40 (ori-) DNA led to the formation of 10 to 30 foci/25 cm2 6 weeks after transfection, using 2 to 3 x 10(6) cells and a square wave pulse generator. Optimal condition was determined to be 2 or 3 pulses at a voltage of 1500 to 2000 V/0. Read More