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SignalSilence® MDR1/ABCB1 siRNA II #11906
Species cross-reactivity is determined by western blot. Species enclosed in parentheses are predicted to react based on 100% sequence homology.
Western blot analysis of extracts from DLD-1 cells, transfected with 100 nM SignalSilence® Control siRNA (Unconjugated) #6568 (-), SignalSilence® MDR1/ABCB1 siRNA I #11879 (+), or SignalSilence® MDR1/ABCB1 siRNA II (+), using MDR1/ABCB1 Antibody #12273 (upper) or β-Actin (D6A8) Rabbit mAb #8457 (lower). The MDR1/ABCB1 Antibody confirms silencing of MDR1/ABCB1 expression, while the β-Actin (D6A8) Rabbit mAb is used as a loading control.
SignalSilence® MDR1/ABCB1 siRNA II from Cell Signaling Technology (CST) allows the researcher to specifically inhibit MDR1/ABCB1 expression using RNA interference, a method whereby gene expression can be selectively silenced through the delivery of double stranded RNA molecules into the cell. All SignalSilence® siRNA products from CST are rigorously tested in-house and have been shown to reduce target protein expression by western analysis.
Oligonucleotide synthesis is monitored base by base through trityl analysis to ensure appropriate coupling efficiency. The oligo is subsequently purified by affinity-solid phase extraction. The annealed RNA duplex is further analyzed by mass spectrometry to verify the exact composition of the duplex. Each lot is compared to the previous lot by mass spectrometry to ensure maximum lot-to-lot consistency.
Directions for Use
CST recommends transfection with 100 nM SignalSilence® MDR1/ABCB1 siRNA II 48 to 72 hours prior to cell lysis. For transfection procedure, follow protocol provided by the transfection reagent manufacturer. Please feel free to contact CST with any questions on use.
Each vial contains the equivalent of 100 transfections, which corresponds to a final siRNA concentration of 100 nM per transfection in a 24-well plate with a total volume of 300 μl per well.
MDR1/ABCB1 belongs to the Mdr/Tap subfamily of the ATP binding casette transporter superfamily (1). MDR1 serves as an efflux pump for xenobiotic compounds with broad substrate specificity. Its substrates include therapeutic agents, such as actinomycin D, etoposide, imatinib, and doxorubicin, as well as endogenous molecules, such as β-amyloids, steroid hormones, lipids, phospholipids, cholesterol, and cytokines (2). Research studies have shown that MDR1 reduces drug accumulation in cancer cells, allowing the development of drug resistance (3-5). On the other hand, MDR1 expressed in the plasma membrane of cells in the blood-brain, blood-cerebral spinal fluid, or blood-placenta barriers restricts the permeability of drugs into these organs from the apical or serosal side (6,7). MDR1 is also expressed in normal tissues with excretory function such as small intestine, liver, and kidney (7). Intracellular MDR1 has been detected in the ER, vesicles, and nuclear envelope, and has been associated with cell trafficking machinery (8). Other reported functions of MDR1 include viral resistance, cytokine trafficking (9,10), and lipid homeostasis in the peripheral and central nervous system (11-13).
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- 6568 SignalSilence® Control siRNA (Unconjugated)
- 6201 SignalSilence® Control siRNA (Fluorescein Conjugate)
- 11879 SignalSilence® MDR1/ABCB1 siRNA I
Limited Use Label License, RNA interference: This product is licensed under European Patent 1144623 and foreign equivalents from Ribopharma AG, Kulmbach, Germany and is provided only for use in non-commercial research specifically excluding use (a) in drug discovery or drug development, including target identification or target validation, by or on behalf of a commercial entity, (b) for contract research or commercial screening services, (c) for the production or manufacture of siRNA-related products for sale, or (d) for the generation of commercial databases for sale to Third Parties. Information about licenses for these and other commercial uses is available from Ribopharma AG, Fritz-Hornschuch-Str. 9, D-95326 Kulmbach, Germany.
For Research Use Only. Not For Use In Diagnostic Procedures.