Retro-X™ System

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631471 Ecotropic Receptor Booster 20 Rxns USD $286.00

The Ecotropic Receptor Booster increases the transduction efficiency of cells that are either resistant to infection, or inefficiently infected by ecotropic pseudotyped lentivirus or retrovirus. The Ecotropic Receptor Booster consists of exosome-like particles coated with the mCAT-1 receptor. When applied to target cells, fusion of the exosome-like particles with the host cell plasma membrane temporarily increases surface mCAT-1 receptor, thus allowing for efficient viral transduction.The Ecotropic Receptor Booster renders cells that cannot usually be transduced with ecotropic psuedotyped virus (e.g. human celllines) susceptible to viral infection.

T100A RetroNectin® Recombinant Human Fibronectin Fragment 0.5 mg USD $190.00

RetroNectin reagent is a 63-kD fragment of recombinant human fibronectin fragment (also referred to as rFN-CH-296) that enhances the efficiency of lentiviral- and retroviral-mediated gene transduction. This is particularly important for hematopoietic cells and other hard-to-transfect cell types. When coated on the surface of containers such as culture dishes, petri dishes, flasks or bags, RetroNectin significantly enhances virus-mediated gene transduction into mammalian cells. This enhanced transduction is thought to result from the colocalization of virus particles and target cells on the molecules of RetroNectin. Viral particles bind RetroNectin via interaction with heparin-binding domain II, and target cells bind mainly through the interaction of the cell surface integrin receptor VLA-4 with the fibronectin CS1 site.

631455 Retro-X™ Concentrator 100 mL USD $230.00

The Retro-X Concentrator is a complete reagent for the concentration of infectious retroviral vector particles. This reagent provides a scalable alternative to ultracentrifugation for viral particle concentration. Vector supernatants can be concentrated 10–100 fold, depending upon the volumes and envelope used.

631453 Retro-X™ qRT-PCR Titration Kit 200 Rxns USD $490.00

This Retro-X qRT-PCR Titration Kit and a real-time PCR instrument can be used to rapidly quantify the virion content of MMLV-based retroviral supernatants. The viral genome copy number in a supernatant sample is determined by first purifying the viral RNA, and then comparing the RT-PCR threshold cycle (Ct) of an appropriate dilution of purified viral RNA to sample curve Ct values that are derived from a calibrated, serially diluted control viral RNA template.

631530 Retro-X™ Universal Packaging System Each USD $870.00

This kit provides a complete retroviral vector packaging system for use with any retroviral vector. It is designed to produce virus that can infect dividing cells from a broad range of mammalian and nonmammalian cell types. The GP2-293 Packaging Cell Line contains only the MoMuLV gag and pol genes. The viral envelope portion of the packaging function (env gene) is supplied by transiently co-transfecting one of the Retro-X Universal Packaging Vectors (p10A1, pAmpho, pEco, or pVSV-G) with the retroviral vector. The pQCLIN Retroviral Vector (included in the vector set) can be used as a positive control to constitutively express β-galactosidase in transduced mammalian cells.