A Simple Technique for Isolating Plasmids from Escherichia Coli for Efficient Chemical Transfection of Human Cell Culture

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V.A. Manuvera
E.N. Grafskaia
V.N. Lazarev


Currently, a large number of reagent kits are commercially available for the isolation of highly purified plasmid DNA for subsequent transfection of human cell lines. However, due to high cost and logistical problems, it may be necessary to isolate plasmid DNA using only the simplest reagents and materials. We present one of the possible methods for such DNA isolation, suitable for routine laboratory use. It is based on well-known principles and methods for plasmid DNA purification, has minimal cost, does not require special skills, and is easily scalable. The technique includes the steps of alkaline lysis, purification with silica particles and gel filtration. It was shown that plasmids isolated using the proposed method transfect human embryonic kidney Expi293F cells no less efficiently than plasmids purified using a specialized Qiagen plasmid maxi kit («Qiagen», USA).

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Manuvera, V., Grafskaia, E., & Lazarev, V. (2022). A Simple Technique for Isolating Plasmids from Escherichia Coli for Efficient Chemical Transfection of Human Cell Culture. Biomedical Chemistry: Research and Methods, 5(3), e00170. https://doi.org/10.18097/BMCRM00170


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