no antibiotics when transfecting/infecting. Why?

Han via (by nobody from nospam.not)
Fri May 29 20:25:58 EST 2009

dk from (DK) wrote in
news:BP%Tl.81347$uD3.48715 from newsfe20.iad: 

> In article <Xns9C1AD75F2DF8Cikkezelf from>, Han
> <nobody from nospam.not> wrote: 
>>Just showing my ignorance.  I just overheard people talk about failing
>>infections (lentivirus/AAV2) or transfections when the cells to be  
>>infected or transfected are in antibiotic containing media.  Why is
>>this so?
> Details? What antybiotics - the usual anti-bacterial ones or the  
> selective drug? No experience with lentivirus but can tell about 
> transfections: if the former, then the claims are simply not true -
> transfections work fine with the pen/strep or gentamicin; if the 
> latter, then the reason for not working should be obvious. 
> DK
It was the usual pen/strep.  Thanks for the quick reply.  I'll have to 
needle my colleagues.  They stated that it was well-known it didn't work, 
but couldn't explain why.

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