Do you have a protocol for the fixation of cells transfected with fluorescently labeled siRNA?
For the fixation of cells transfected with fluorescently labeled siRNA, we would suggest to perform the following protocol:
- After transfection, remove the medium from the cells and wash the cells once with PBS.
- Incubate the cells for 15 minutes at room temperature with 4% Paraformaldehyde (in PBS, pH 7.0). The cells should be completely covered by this solution (e.g., for a 96-well plate use 50 µl solution/well)
- Wash the cells with PBS.
Fixed cells can be stored at 4°C for a few days.
(Note: It is also possible to use chamber slides or object slides for this procedure. Object slides should be coated to provide better growing conditions for cells. Cells can be fixed as described above and then overlayed with embedding medium to allow investigation using a fluorescence microscope. Optimal conditions for this method need to be determined by the user)