In this application protocol, we describe an easy and fast method for the dissociation of skeletal muscle tissue from mouse and a subsequent isolation method that generates a highly pure population of satellite cells and minimizes bias in downstream applications caused by contamination with non-target cells.
Use the Skeletal Muscle Dissociation Kit to generate a single-cell suspension by combining mechanical dissociation with the gentleMACS™ Dissociator and enzymatic degradation of the extracellular matrix that maintains the structural integrity of the tissue. Follow the protocol of the kit data sheet.
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Isolate functional satellite cells by depleting non-target cells with the Satellite Cell Isolation Kit. The kit contains a cocktail of monoclonal antibodies conjugated with MACS® MicroBeads the magnetically label non-target cells. These are retained within the MACS Column, while the unlabeled satellite cells pass through during elution. Follow the protocol of the kit data sheet.
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(Optional) ART. 1000 REACH™ pipet tips (Molecular BioProducts, Inc.) for removal of dissociated material from the closed C Tubes
|Column||Max. number of labeled cells||Max. number of total cells||Separator|
|LS||2×107||4×107||MidiMACS™, QuadroMACS™, |
VarioMACS, SuperMACS II
▲ Note: Column adapters are required to insert certain columns into the VarioMACS™ or SuperMACS™ II Separators. For details refer to the respective MACS Separator data sheet.
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