Cytokines and Colony Stimulating Factors: Methods and by Dieter Körholz, Wieland Kiess

By Dieter Körholz, Wieland Kiess

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You may also stain just an aliquot of 100 µL or so in a smaller tube (we use Falcon 2052 tubes) and then proceed with the respective smaller volumes. 10. Add a 20-fold volume of BD lysing solution to your tube and incubate for 10 min at room temperature. 11. Spin down and remove supernatant by careful decanting or aspiration. 12. Add 1 mL of permeabilizing solution and incubate for 10 min in the dark at room temperature. 13. Complete like PBMC procedure. 2. Reagent Preparation and Storage (Selected Reagents) Brefeldin A should be dissolved in DMSO and stored in small aliquots at high concentration at –80°C.

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15. Incubate for 30 min at RT in the dark. 16. Add 2 mL wash buffer and vortex gently. Flow-Cytometric Immune Function 47 17. Centrifuge 10 min at 500g. 18. Decant the supernatant. 19. Resuspend the now intracellular-stained and permeabilized cells in approx 200 µL wash buffer. 20. Acquire the samples in )1 h on the flow cytometer. 21. Store samples at 4°C if not acquired immediately (see Note 2). 2. Sample Processing: Functional Surface Antigen Detection Sample processing for functional surface antigen detection includes cell surface staining with fluorophore-conjugated monoclonal antibodies followed by red blood cell lysis.

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