: T and B cell Isolation
T and B cell Isolation
Nanci E Donacki
Contributed by Nanci E Donacki
Tue May 14 2002
Wed Feb 18 2009
Isolate T and B cell from peripheral blood.
Heparin - 1000 U/ml
RPMI-1640 supplemented with 10 mM glutamine and 15% FBS
AET (0.14M) Dissolve 1.967 g AET in 35 ml di-H2O.
Adjust to pH 8.0 with 1.0N NaOH. Bring volume to 50 ml with di-H2O.
Store at 2-8oC. Check pH every 2 weeks.
Wash SRBC 4 times with PBS
Add 4 volumes AET to 1 volume packed SRBC in a 15 m conical tube (1 ml of AET + 0.25 ml packed SRBC).
Mix well. Incubate in a 37oC water bath for 30 minutes. Shake vigorously.
Wash 3 times with PBS.
Store in PBS at 2-8oC for up to 3 days.
Mix 10 volumes of FBS with 1 volume packed SRBC.
Incubate at 37oC fir 30 minutes.
Incubate at 2-8oC for 30 minutes.
Centrifuge at 400 g for 10 minutes.
Collect the FBS. Filter sterilize. Store aliquots at -20oC.
Preparation of PBL's
Draw peripheral blood into syringe containing 10 U/ml heparin.
Dilute the blood 1:1 with PBS.
Layer 30 ml of diluted blood onto 20 ml Ficoll-Hypaque.
Centrifuge at 1550 rpm for 30 minutes, room temperature.
Aspirate and discard the supernatant.
Carefully collect the interface of PBL's and transfer into a clean tube.
Fill the tube with PBS. Centrifuge at 1550 rpm for 10 minutes.
Wash the pellet 2 times with PBS.
Count the cells and resuspend to 10
cells/ml in PBS.
Separation of T-Cells
Mix 1 ml of AET-treated SRBC with 10 ml FBS.
Mix and equal volume of PBL's with a 1% (v/v) mixture of AET-SRBC_FBS in a 50 ml tube.
Incubate in a 37oC water bath for 10 minutes.
Centrifuge at 200 g for 10 minutes. Make sure that the cells have pelleted. If not, re-centrifuge for 5 minutes.
Place the tube upright on ice for 60 min.
Layer super over 15 ml of Ficoll-Hypaque leaving 7.5 ml of fluid above the pellet.
Resuspend the pellet by rotating the tube along the long axis.
Stand upright for 1 minute. Remove the top 5 ml and layer on Ficoll-Hypaque.
Rotate as above and transfer to gradient tube.
Wash the tube with 5 ml of PBS and add to gradient.
Centrifuge at 300 g for 40 minutes, room temperature.
Collect the B cells at the interface. Wash 3 times with PBS.
Suspend the SRBC-T cell pellet. Centrifuge at 300 d for 10 minutes.
Aspirate all of the supe. Break up the cell pellet by gently shaking.
Add 9 ml of di-H2O. with shaking for 4 seconds.
Add 1 ml of 10X PBS with shaking.
Immediately fill the tube with 1X PBS.
Centrifuge at 300 g for 10 minutes, and wash 2 times with PBS.
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