GenJet™ DNA In Vitro Tranfection Reagent for PC12 cell is pre-optimized for most efficiently transfecting PC12 cells. PC12 is a cell line derived from a pheochromocytoma of the rat adrenal medulla.  PC12 cells stop dividing and terminally differentiate when treated with nerve growth factor.  This makes PC12 cells useful as a model system for neuronal differentiation.

Refer to the following optimal transfection conditions for maximal transfection efficiency on PC12 cells. GenJet™ reagent, 1.0 ml, is sufficient for 660 transfections in 24 well plates or 330 transfections in 6 well plates.

Summary of Optimal Transfection Conditions:
Confluence on the day of transfection
Cell culture conditions
GenJet™ (µl) : DNA (µg) Ratio
Diluent for DNA and Transfection Reagent

Incubation Time to Form GenJet™/DNA Complex
Presence of Serum/Antibiotics during Transfection
Change Medium After Transfection
Maximal Efficiency 

Transfection Results:
Reporter Gene
Efficiency (GFP %)

DMEM with 4.5 g/L glucose, 10% FBS

Serum-free DMEM with 4.5 g/L glucose

15 minutes at RT
Yes, ~5 Hours After Transfection
48 hours

pEGFP-N3 (CMV promoter) 


Storage Condition
Store at 4 °C. If stored properly, the product is stable for 12 months or longer

Data Sheet 

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