Mouse siGENOME RTF - Epigenetics

Ideal for labs who want to carry out siRNA screens but lack high-throughput capabilities.

A ready-to-use reverse transfection format RNAi screening library targeting mouse epigenetics genes. Just resuspend pre-dispensed siRNA and add cells. Optimization plates available.

The siGENOME Mouse Epigenetics siRNA Library targets enzyme classes characterized to play a role in epigenetic mechanisms (see Reference 1). These inheritable factors that regulate genetic expression are of growing importance to scientific understanding of disease progression and trait inheritance. Modification of histones, such as methylation or acetylation, plays a key role in epigenetics as the extent to which DNA is wrapped around these protein complexes will alter the availability of genes in those DNA segments to be activated. The Epigenetics library targets genes which encode histone and DNA modification factors like methyltransferases, acetyltransferases, kinases and deacetylases, in addition to genes with a role in chromatin remodeling and histone ubiquitination.

RTF siRNA libraries are provided as multiple single-use plate sets – just rehydrate and add cells. This unique pre-plated format reduces hands-on time for faster screening results.

siGENOME siRNAs are designed with the proprietary SMARTselection design algorithm for high-efficiency, guaranteed silencing. They also incorporate rational strand bias with application of ON-TARGET modifications to optimize antisense strand loading into RISC for effective target knockdown.


  • Six ready-to-use 96-well plate sets provided for two triplicate screens
  • Pre-plated, validated RNAi controls included
  • No aliquoting necessary, just resuspend and add cells
  • siRNA reagents provided in clear plates at 6.25 pmol per well (50nM final screening concentration)
  • Black or white clear-bottom plates available to support assays involving fluorescent or luminescent detection
For a diagram of the RTF Library Plate layout, see Figure 1 on the Supporting Data tab.
Well Pre-plated control Control Catalog No.
A1 siGENOME Non-targeting siRNA #2 D-001210-02
B1 siGENOME Non-targeting siRNA #3 D-001210-03
C1 siGENOME Non-targeting siRNA #4 D-001210-04
D1 siGENOME Non-targeting siRNA #5 D-001210-05
E1 siGENOME Non-targeting pool #2 D-001206-14
F1 siGENOME Cyclophilin B control pool (H, M, R) Control siRNA D-001136-01

Experimental considerations

DharmaFECT Cell Culture Reagent (DCCR) is recommended for use with RTF libraries to dilute transfection reagents prior to use. DCCR may be purchased separately or accompanying your RTF Optimization Plates

DharmaFECT transfection reagentsare highly recommended for use with RTF libraries and should be purchased separately. Refer to the DharmaFECT Cell Type Guideto find the appropriate formulation for your cell type.

Gene Targets

For a complete list of target genes in this siRNA Library, please email Technical Support, or call 1-800-235-9880. International customers, please call 303-604-9499 or your local Sales Representative.

For a thorough investigation of the ubiquitin pathway, you may also consider these additional libraries:

Shipping ConditionAmbient
Stability at Recommended Storage ConditionsAt least 12 months
Storage Condition-20 C
Plate layout of siGENOME RTF siRNA Libraries

Plate layout of siGENOME RTF siRNA Libraries

Plate layout of siGENOME RTF siRNA Libraries

Figure 1. | Validated control siRNAs and pools are pre-dispensed into column 1 of each RTF Library plate, providing a consistent baseline for screening and assay efficiency.

Reverse Transfection Format is highly effective across cell lines

Reverse Transfection Format is highly effective across cell lines

Reverse Transfection Format is highly effective across cell lines

Figure 2. | Reverse transfection Format was used to assess control gene silencing (Cyclophilin B; blue bars) and viability (yellow dots) across eight cell lines under optimized conditions. In all cases, effective target gene knockdown was achieved with low cytotoxicity.

Simple four-step protocol for screening with RTF SMARTpool siRNA Libraries

Simple four-step protocol for screening with RTF SMARTpool siRNA Libraries

Simple four-step protocol for screening with RTF SMARTpool siRNA Libraries


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