StemMACS™ Brn2 mRNA encodes the human transcription factor Brn2 for transient transfection.

Specifications for StemMACS™ Brn2 mRNA, human


StemMACS™ Brn2 mRNA encodes the human transcription factor Brn2 for transient transfection.


  • Neuronal differentiation of pluripotent stem cells1,2
  • Conversion of fibroblasts into induced neuronal (iN) cells3

Detailed product information

Background information

Brn2 belongs to the POU-III class of neural transcription factors which recognize the octameric DNA-binding sequence ATGCAAAT. Class III POU genes are expressed predominantly in the CNS where they play a role in neurogenesis. In pluripotent stem cell research, overexpression of Brn2 in combination with other transcription factors (e.g. Myt1l, Mash1/Ascl1) has been used to induce neuronal differentiation.

Detailed procedure

For satisfactory transfection results, use a transfection protocol optimized for your specific cell type. StemMACS™ eGFP mRNA or StemMACS™ Nuclear eGFP mRNA allow easy evaluation of transfection efficiency and are recommended as positive controls.

Quality description

StemMACS™ mRNAs are highly pure, in vitro-transcribed mRNAs that have been carefully optimized to ensure high level expression after transfection. Polyadenylation and enzymatic cap mimic a fully processed mature mRNA and ensure efficient translation. Incorporation of the modified nucleotides pseudouridine and 5-methylcytidine reduces the innate antiviral response to single-stranded mRNA. Robust expression of the encoded factor after transfection has been verified by immunofluorescence or flow cytometry.
StemMACS™ mRNAs are lyophilized from a 0.2 µM filtered solution for extended shelf-life.

References for StemMACS™ Brn2 mRNA, human


  1. Pang, Z. P. et al. (2011) Induction of human neuronal cells by defined transcription factors. Nature 476: 220-223
  2. Vierbuchen, T. et al. (2010) Direct conversion of fibroblasts to functional neurons by defined factors. Nature 463: 1035-1041

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