Transfection of mammalian cells

Pamela Norton at
Fri May 19 12:18:28 EST 2000

In article <bhn8isouheqg0iepqfnqrj6ado329a53fa at>, Jerry Ranch
<ranchjp at> wrote:

> What I am referring to here genetic transformation of mammalian cells.
> I sometimes see transformation referred to as transfection
> Jerry
> >What, to your recollection, was the first report(s) of successful
> >transfection of mammalian cells?
> >
> >Jerry

The paper that is most often cited is:

McCutchan, J. H., and J. S. Pagano. 1968. Enhancement of the
infectivity of simian virus 40 deoxyribonucleic acid with
dietylaminoethyl-dextran. J. Natl. Cancer Inst. 41:351-356.

I am not aware of an earlier paper, and would be very interested if
anyone is aware of one. 

Pam Norton

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