II/2b Parasite Kits
- up to 1000 times higher transfection efficiencies than conventional electroporation
- Proven performance for various parasite strains
- Analysis of transient or stable transfections possible
Parasitic protozoa infect vertebrates and invertebrates and some are even parasitic in plants. In humans they can cause severe diseases such as Malaria (Plasmodium), Sleeping Sickness (Trypanosoma) or Leishmaniasis (Leishmania).
The Nucleofection™ Parasite Kits for the Nucleofector II/2b has proven to provide strongly increased transfection efficiencies (e.g. in Plasmodium berghei and Trypanosoma brucei) compared to standard methods such as electroporation or particle bombardment.
Due to significant genotypic and phenotypic diversity between species and life cycles Lonza has developed two Basic Parasite Nucleofector™ Kits (1 and 2) and an easy-to-use Basic Parasite Nucleofector™ Starter Kit. The Basic Parasite Nucleofector® Starter Kit should help you to determine the optimal program and Nucleofector® Solution for your parasite-of-interest before using either Basic Parasite Nucleofector® Kit 1 or 2.
Successfull performance of the parasite kits has been proven for Plasmodium berghei, Plasmodium yoelii, Trypanosoma brucei, Toxoplasma gondii, Eimeria tenella, Babesia bovis, Leishmania and Perkinsus marinus.