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What kind of protocol you recommend for stimulation of human T cells?

For getting the results we present in our datasheet, we recommend the follwing strategy: Cells should be stimulated and cultivated for 3 days before Nucleofection, preferentially on plates coated with 1 µg/ml anti-CD3 and 2 µg/ml anti-CD28 antibody....

Is your pmaxGFP control vector supplied with the Nucleofector® Kits suitable for stable expression?

No. This vector is only supplied in our Nucleofector® Kits as a positive control and cannot be used for selection because it does not contain a mammalian selection marker. The only resistance gene expressed by this vector is kanamycin which is...

Do you have any recommended methods for detaching human monocytes from the plate for assaying or before Nucleofection®?

We have had good results by incubating the cells in ice cold PBS for 10 minutes and then rinsing the plates. Alternatively, the cells can be detached without a medium change by gently pipetting the cell suspension up and down. Our experience has also...

How do you recommend that we isolate splenic lymphocytes from mouse spleens for Nucleofection®? Is erythrocyte lysis required?

For the preparation of mouse spleen cells we recommend cutting the spleen once and passing the tissue through a 100µM cell strainer or steel mesh using a plunger. The cells are flushed into a petri dish containing PBS. In order to remove fat, cell...

Do you recommend positive selection or depletion for the purification of Human monocytes for Nucleofection®?

We only recommend the depletion method. For Example, the RosetteSep™ Isolation Kit for human monocytes [Stem Cell Technologies, Cat. No 15028]. The advantage of depletion is that the monocytes are left untouched by antibodies during the process.

Are there any effects on the differentiation of neural stem cells following Nucleofection®?

The ability of transfected rat or mouse neural stem cells to be subsequently differentiated into a variety of cell types is well documented in:Olig2 Overexpression Induces the In Vitro Differentiation of Neural Stem Cells into Mature...

Does it matter if the PBS used for monocyte enrichment contains calcium and magnesium, if the cells should be used later in Nucleofection®?

The PBS should be calcium and magnesium free to prevent clumping of cells. We routinely use PBS without calcium and magnesium for example Lonza Cat. No. BEBP17-516Q

Can calcium influx issues affect viability or differentiation in Stem Cells after Nucleofection®?

When cells are transfected by Nucleofection®, transient pores are generated in the cell membrane. Generally, these pores disappear within 15 minutes of transfection, but if cells are plated immediately after Nucleofection® in medias that contain...

Is the age of the mice important for my mouse T cell Nucleofection®?

Yes. We recommend using mice between 6-12 weeks. Using mouse T cells isolated from younger or older animals for Nucleofection® may result in much lower transfection efficiencies and/or viabilities.

What are the requirements for direct Nucleofection® of mRNA for protein expression?

The mRNA should be capped and polyadenylated. The conditions of Nucleofection® will be the same as for DNA with the particular cell type, i.e. follow the same protocol and use the same program, except one will likely need to add a much higher...
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