Cell-mediated Cytotoxicity Assay: Basic Cytotoxicity Test
- Prepare samples and controls
- Dilute Assay Buffer 1:10 with diH2O and filter sterilize.
- Reconstitute CFSE with 200 µL DMSO and dilute 1:250 with 1X Assay Buffer.
- Add 200 µL CFSE to target cells to stain them green and incubate 15 minutes at room temperature.
- Wash target cells and adjust cell concentration.
- Add effector cells to target cells.
- Reconstitute 7-AAD with 260 µL DMSO and dilute 1:10 with 1X Assay Buffer.
- Add 20 µL 7-AAD to label necrotic cells red and incubate 10 minutes on ice.
- Run controls and analyze with a flow cytometer. Identify target cells by analyzing FL-1 (green) vs. FL-3 (red). CFSE excites at 492 nm and emits at 520-540 nm; 7-AAD excites at 546 nm and emits at 647 nm.
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