Lentiviral Transduction of Mammary Epithelial Cells

  • Richard IggoEmail author
  • Elodie Richard
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1293)


Lentiviral vectors are the workhorses of modern cell biology. They can infect a wide variety of cells including nondividing cells and stem cells. They integrate into the genome of infected cells leading to stable expression. It is easy to transduce 100 % of the cells in a culture and possible to infect cells simultaneously with multiple vectors, greatly facilitating studies on malignant transformation. We present simple protocols to produce and titrate lentiviral vectors, infect mammary epithelial cells, and check for contamination with replication-competent viruses.

Key words

Lentivirus Transfection Infection 



We thank former members of the lab, in particular Stephan Duss, for help in developing these protocols and the French Cancer Ligue (“Equipe Labellisee Ligue Contre le Cancer 2011”) for financial support.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bergonié Cancer InstituteUniversity of BordeauxBordeauxFrance

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