Human ON-TARGETplus siRNA Library - Ubiquitin Enzymes

siRNA designed and modified for greater specificity


A comprehensive arrayed collection of siRNA reagents targeting human ubiquitin enzymes and ligases for RNAi screening. ON-TARGETplus siRNA is guaranteed to silence, and is modified to reduce off-targets for fewer false positives.

The Human ON-TARGETplus Ubiquitin Enzymes Library combines gene targets from four of our ubiqutin-related libraries into one comprehensive collection for investigation of regulators of the ubiqutination pathway:

ON-TARGETplus siRNA reagents are globally recognized and trusted for highly effective performance in RNAi screening applications. Our expertise in siRNA design, experimental optimization, and siRNA screening strategies provide end-to-end support of your screening efforts.

Highlights

  • Patented dual-strand ON-TARGETplus modification pattern on all siRNAs to reduce off-targets
    • Sense strand is modified to prevent interaction with RISC and favor antisense strand uptake
    • Antisense strand seed region is modified to destabilize off-target activity and enhance target specificity
  • Available as SMARTpool siRNA reagents or a Set of 4 siRNAs in 384-well plates
  • Guaranteed target gene knockdown (see Specifications tab)

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.

  
HazardousNo
Shipping ConditionAmbient
Stability at Recommended Storage ConditionsAt least 12 months
Storage Condition-20 C

Our siRNA knockdown guarantee

siGENOME and ON-TARGETplus siRNA reagents (SMARTpool and three of four individual siRNAs) are guaranteed to silence target gene expression by at least 75% at the mRNA level when used under optimal delivery conditions (confirmed using validated positive control and measured at the mRNA level 24 to 48 hours after transfection using 100 nM siRNA).

Note: Most siGENOME and ON-TARGETplus siRNA products are highly functional at 5 to 25 nM working concentration.

False phenotypes due to off-targets are alleviated by ON-TARGETplus SMARTpool reagents while target gene knockdown is maintained

False phenotypes due to off-targets are alleviated by ON-TARGETplus SMARTpool reagents while target gene knockdown is maintained

False phenotypes due to off-targets are alleviated by ON-TARGETplus SMARTpool reagents while target gene knockdown is maintained

The effect of silencing ARPC1B on cell migration was studied in a breast cancer cell line. A monolayer of cells was uniformly scraped and the rate of cell migration to close the scrape (wound healing) was evaluated. Both unmodified and ON-TARGETplus siRNA reagents induced potent target knockdown. Inconsistent phenotypes due to off-target effects (red outline), were observed for cells transfected with unmodified individual siRNAs. The unmodified SMARTpool improved the false phenotype considerably, while the ON-TARGETplus SMARTpool significantly reduced off-target effects to produce a consistent phenotype. In collaboration with Kaylene Simpson, Laura Selfors, and Joan Brugge, Harvard Medical School.


ON-TARGETplus modifications reduce the overall number of off-targets and pooling reduces them even further

ON-TARGETplus modifications reduce the overall number of off-targets and pooling reduces them even further

ON-TARGETplus modifications reduce the overall number of off-targets and pooling reduces them even further

(A) and (B) are representative examples of off-target signatures with and without application of ON-TARGETplus modifications to (A) a single siRNA and (B) a SMARTpool reagent. Green bars indicate genes with 2-fold or more reduction of expression when treated with the indicated siRNA reagent. The ON-TARGETplus modifications reduced the off-targets when compared to unmodified siRNA. Pooling of siRNA and the ON-TARGETplus modification pattern independently, and in combination, provide significant reduction in off-target gene silencing. Panel (C) represents quantitation of off-targets (down-regulated by 2-fold or more) induced by the indicated siRNA reagents targeting 10 different genes (4 siRNAs per gene or a single SMARTpool reagent). Off-targets were quantified using microarray analysis (Agilent) then compiled. Each shaded box represents the middle 50% of the data set. Horizontal line in box: Median value of the data set. Vertical bars: minimum and maximum data values.


References

  1. B. D. Parsons et al., A direct phenotypic comparison of siRNA pools and multiple individual duplexes in a functional assay. PLoS One4(12), e8471 (29 December 2009).

  2. M. Jiang et al., Tales from an academic RNAi screening facility; FAQs. Brief Funct Genomics. 10(4), 227-237 (Epub 28 April 2011, July 2011). [doi: 10.1093/bfgp/elr016]

Citations

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