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Introduction of a segment of DNA or RNA into a eukaryotic cell by means of one of a variety of physical or chemical methods or through viral infection.

trans·fect′ v.
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(Genetics) the transfer into another cell of genetic material isolated from a cell or virus
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(trænsˈfɛk ʃən)

the insertion into a bacterial cell of a viral nucleic acid in order to cause the cell to produce the virus.
[1964; trans- + (in) fection]
trans•fect′, v.t.
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OncoSec will provide its proprietary Tavo and its new electroporation generator, Apollo, using lower voltage and a longer pulse width which greatly increased DNA-plasmid cellular transfection rates, to Duke University's Center for Applied Therapeutics.
Cell transfection was conducted using lipofetamine 3000 reagent (Invitrogen, USA) for 24 h.
Macherey-Nagel GmbH & Co KG said on Monday that it plans to develop an automated solution for the preparation of transfection grade plasmid DNA under a co-marketing agreement with Andrew Alliance.
* The target cells and tissues to which researchers may deliver CRISPR gene-editing tools will continue to expand by using more sophisticated transfection techniques such as electroporation.
It is also used as a transfection reagent as it has the capability to condense DNA to positively charged particles, which bind to negatively charged cell surface residues, and are introduced to a cell through endocytosis.
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A transfection plasmid was inserted using FuGENE HD (Roche, Switzerland) according to the manufacturer's instructions.
TurboFect transfection reagent is a cationic polymer in water which forms compact, stable and positively charged complexes with DNA facilitating gene delivery into eukaryotic cells (
Particularly interesting is the interaction of lipophilic transition metal complexes and oligonucleotides and their ability to cross cellular compartments as indicated by their DNA transfection properties [9-11].
However, commonly used means of nonvirus carrier treatment, such as liposome-mediated transfection and electroporation, have a desirable effect in vitro but a reduced effect in vivo [4].