This manuscript describes a convenient method for partial transfection using a Y-shaped microchannel polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS)-glass chip and on-chip cationic lipid-mediated transfection. Enhanced green fluorescent protein genes (pEGFP-N2) were introduced into the COS-7 cells cultured in half of the channel, while red fluorescent protein genes (pDsRed-N1) were introduced into the cells cultured in another half of the channel. This on-chip partial transfection technique provides an avenue for the spatial control of transfection. It is possible to use this technique to perform parallel transfection on chips in order to study cell behaviors under two or more gene transfections in the same culture.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biomedical Engineering
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry