Mouse Dendritic Cell Enrichment Set - DM
- Brand BD IMag™
Cell separation (Routinely Tested)
- Regulatory Status RUO
Regulatory Status Legend
The BD IMag™ Mouse Dendritic Cell Enrichment Set - DM is used for the negative selection of dendritic cells (DC) from mouse spleen or lymph node. The Biotinylated Mouse Dendritic Cell Enrichment Cocktail contains monoclonal antibodies that recognize antigens expressed on peripheral erythrocytes and leukocytes that are not DC. The BD IMag Streptavidin Particles Plus - DM are magnetic nanoparticles that have streptavidin covalently conjugated to their surfaces. With these two components, the BD IMag Mouse Dendritic Cell Enrichment Set - DM avoids the inadvertent activation of the enriched DC by using reagents that do not directly bind to those DC. This Set has been optimized for use with the BD IMag™ Cell Separation Magnet, and it contains sufficient reagents to label 10^9 leukocytes.
The Dendritic Cell Enrichment Cocktail component is comprised of the following biotin-conjugated monoclonal antibodies:
Anti-mouse CD2 (LFA-2), clone RM2-5
Anti-mouse CD3e (CD3 ε chain), clone 145-2C11
Anti-mouse CD45R/B220, clone RA3-6B2
Anti-mouse CD49b (Integrin α2 chain), clone HMα2
Anti-mouse CD147 (Basigin), clone RL73
Anti-mouse Ly-6g and Ly-6C (Gr-1), clone RB6-8C5
Anti-mouse TER-119/Erythroid Cells, clone TER-119
Streptavidin Particles Plus - DM
Biotinylated Mouse Dendritic Cell Enrichment Cocktail
||5 mL (1 ea)|
Suggested Companion Products
Preparation and Storage
Store undiluted at 4°C.
The monoclonal antibody was purified from tissue culture supernatant or ascites by affinity chromatography.
The antibody was conjugated with biotin under optimum conditions, and unreacted biotin was removed.
Antibody or streptavidin was conjugated to the magnetic particles under optimum conditions, and unconjugated antibody/streptavidin was removed.
- Source of all serum proteins is from USDA inspected abattoirs located in the United States.
- Caution: Sodium azide yields highly toxic hydrazoic acid under acidic conditions. Dilute azide compounds in running water before discarding to avoid accumulation of potentially explosive deposits in plumbing.
- BD IMag™ particles are prepared from carboxy-functionalized magnetic particles which are manufactured by Skold Technology and are licensed under US patent number 7,169,618.
- Please refer to www.bdbiosciences.com/us/s/resources for technical protocols.
The detailed Magnetic Labeling and Enrichment Protocol follows. In summary, the Biotinylated Mouse Dendritic Cell Enrichment Cocktail simultaneously stains erythrocytes and most leukocytes except the DC. After washing away excess antibody, BD IMag™ Streptavidin Particles Plus - DM are added to the cell suspension and bind the cells bearing the biotinylated antibodies. The tube containing this labeled cell suspension is then placed within the magnetic field of the Cell Separation Magnet (Cat. No. 552311). Negative selection is then performed to enrich for the unlabeled DC. Labeled cells migrate toward the magnet (positive fraction), leaving the unlabeled cells in suspension so they can be drawn off and retained (enriched fraction). The negative selection is repeated once to increase the yield of the enriched fraction. For greater purity, negative selection is performed on the enriched fraction. For clarification of the procedure, the magnetic separation steps are diagrammed in the Enrichment Flow Chart. The enriched and positive fractions can be evaluated in downstream applications such as flow cytometry and tissue culture. The antibodies in the Biotinylated Mouse Dendritic Cell Enrichment Cocktail have been optimized and pre-diluted to provide maximum efficiency for enrichment of DC from peripheral lymphoid organs.
MAGNETIC LABELING AND ENRICHMENT PROTOCOL
1. Prepare sterile buffers and place on ice.
- Cell-staining buffer: Phosphate Buffered Saline supplemented with 3% heat-inactivated fetal calf serum and 0.1% sodium azide
- 1X BD IMag buffer: Dilute BD IMag Buffer (10X) (Cat. No. 552362) 1:10 with sterile distilled water or prepare Phosphate Buffered Saline supplemented with 0.5% BSA, 2 mM EDTA, and 0.1% sodium azide.
2. Aseptically prepare a single-cell suspension from the peripheral lymphoid tissue of interest. Remove clumps of cells and/or debris by passing the suspended cells through a 70-µm nylon cell strainer. Cell suspensions should be prepared in cell-staining buffer.
3. Count the cells. If the concentration is between 10 x 10^6 and 20 x 10^6 cells/ml, then proceed to Step 4. If cells are more dilute than 10 x 10^6 cells/ml, then spin down the cells and resuspend them in cell-staining buffer at a concentration of 20 x 10^6 cells/ml.
4. OPTIONAL: Add BD Mouse Fc Block Purified Anti-Mouse CD16/CD32 mAb 2.4G2 (Cat. No. 553141/553142) at 0.25 µg per 1 x 10^6 cells, and incubate on ice for 15 minutes.
5. Add the Bioinylated Mouse Dendritic Cell Enrichment Cocktail at 5 µl per 1 x 10^6 cells, and incubate on ice for 15 minutes.†
6. Wash the labeled cells with a 10X excess volume of 1X BD IMag buffer, centrifuge at 300 x g for 7 minutes, and carefully aspirate ALL the supernatant.
7. Vortex the BD IMag Streptavidin Particles Plus - DM thoroughly, and add 5 µl of particles for every 1 x 10^6 total cells.
8. MIX THOROUGHLY. Refrigerate for 30 minutes at 6°C - 12°C.†
9. Bring the labeling volume up to a concentration of 20-80 x 10^6 cells/ml with 1X BD IMag buffer.
10. Transfer the labeled cells to a 12 x 75 mm round-bottom test tube, maximum volume added not to exceed 1.0 ml. Place this positive-fraction tube on the Cell Separation Magnet (horizontal position) for 6 to 8 minutes.
- For greater volume, transfer the cells to a 17 x 100 mm round-bottom test tube, maximum volume added not to exceed 3.0 ml. Place this positive-fraction tube on the Cell Separation Magnet (vertical position) for 8 minutes.
11. With the tube on the Cell Separation Magnet and using a sterile glass Pasteur pipette, carefully aspirate the supernatant (enriched fraction) and place in a new sterile tube.
12. Remove the positive-fraction tube from the Cell Separation Magnet, and add 1X BD IMag buffer to the same volume as in Step 8. Resuspend the positive fraction well by pipetting up and down 10 to 15 times, and place the tube back on the Cell Separation Magnet for 6 to 8 minutes.
- For 17 x 100 mm tube: Place on the Cell Separation Magnet for 8 minutes.
13. Using a new sterile Pasteur pipette, carefully aspirate the supernatant and combine with the enriched fraction from Step 10 above.
14. Place the tube containing the combined enriched fraction on the Cell Separation Magnet for another 6 to 8 minutes.
- For 17 x 100 mm tube: Place on the Cell Separation Magnet for 8 minutes.
15. Carefully aspirate the supernatant and place in a new sterile tube. This twice-enriched fraction contains DC with no bound antibodies or magnetic particles. The cells are ready to be processed for downstream applications.
16. The positive-fraction cells remaining in the original tube can be resuspended in an appropriate buffer or culture medium for downstream applications, including flow cytometry, if desired.
17. Samples of the unseparated cell suspension and the positive and enriched fractions should be analyzed by flow cytometry to evaluate the efficiency of the cell-separation procedure.
- The use of BD Mouse Fc Block™ Purified Anti-Mouse CD16/CD32 mAb 2.4G2 in step 4 increases the yield by 15 - 25% while decreasing the purity of the DC by 7 - 15%. Please note that this results in enriched DC which may have purified anti-mouse CD16/CD32 mAb bound to their surface, which may affect the function of those DC.
† Avoid nonspecific labeling by working quickly and adhering to recommended incubation times.