plaver at po-box.mcgill.ca
Tue Feb 29 15:29:48 EST 2000
Be sure that your myeloma cells are tested for mycoplasma before you use
them. An undetected infection cost one of our technicians LOTS of time.
Transplant Immunology Lab.
Royal Victoria Hospital
Montreal (QC) Canada
"If we knew what we were doing it wouldn't be called research, would it?"
-- Albert Einstein
simon cross wrote in message <38BBEEAF.47BAE45C at nottingham.ac.uk>...
>The method most people reference is from Kohler and Milstein, Nature,
>1975, 256, 495-497 but this is quite old and you will probably need to
>check a more recent publication. The method I use is as follows:
>1) Disect mouse to get spleen - use 3 different sets of
>scissors/tweezers to cut outer skin, inner membrane, and finally the
>spleen itself to avoid contamination. Be VERY careful not to pierce the
>2) Place spleen in 5ml prewarmed RPMI medium and tease apart to get cell
>suspension.Try to remove large clumps of tissue.Count the cell density
>- should be about 10^7 or 10^8 cells total.
>3) Take myelomas that have been growing healthily for at least 1 week,
>count them and add to splenocytes (10 Spl : 1 Mye). Pellet mixture and
>4) Agitate the pellet away from the sides of the tube and add 0.1ml PEG
>1200 (prewarmed) over 1 minute with gentle shaking, then gently
>5) Add 1ml RPMI serum free medium over 1min, with shaking then
>resuspend. Then add 10ml medium over 5min.
>6) Pellet at 1400rpm and discard supernatant. Resuspend fragile cells in
>25ml HMT medium (15% FCS and 10% Hybridoma Enhancing Supplement) and
>plate out into 96 well plates (I use about 6). Top up wells with more
>HMT/HES and leave for about 10 days - you will need to replace medium at
>This method works for me - just be careful with the Hybridoma Enhancing
>Supplement, I have had big problems with cells becoming 'addicted' to
>it. Don't use it after your 7 day feed, except to clone the cells. I
>hope this is of some use.
>School of Chemistry
>University of Nottingham
>Gautam Sondarva wrote:
>> I am looking for assistance in making spleenocytes from mice.
>> How do I go about doing it?
>> I shall be happy if someone can give me directions as to where
>> I can find a method OR if someone can be kind enough to send
>> me a step-by-step protocol for the same.
>> I am aiming at immortalizing these spleenocytes, hence would be
>> happy if someone can give me additional information for the same.
>> OR atleast a method which will allow me to maintain these cells for
>> a short time in tissue culture.
>> Thanking you all in advance
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