EasySep™ Mouse CD8+ T Cell Isolation Kit

17.5-Minute cell isolation kit using immunomagnetic negative selection

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17.5-Minute cell isolation kit using immunomagnetic negative selection
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The EasySep™ Mouse CD8+ T Cell Isolation Kit is designed to isolate CD8+ T cells from single-cell suspensions of splenocytes or other tissues by negative selection. Unwanted cells are targeted for removal with biotinylated antibodies directed against non-CD8+ T cells and streptavidin-coated magnetic particles (RapidSpheres™ ). Labeled cells are separated using an EasySep™ magnet without the use of columns. Desired cells are poured off into a new tube.

This product replaces the EasySep™ Mouse CD8+ T Cell Enrichment Kit (Catalog #19753) for even faster cell isolations.
• Fast and easy-to-use
• Up to 95% purity
• No columns required
• Untouched, viable cells
  • EasySep™ Mouse CD8+ T Cell Isolation Kit (Catalog #19853)
    • EasySep™ Mouse CD8+ T Cell Isolation Cocktail, 0.5 mL
    • EasySep™ Streptavidin RapidSpheres™ 50001, 2 x 1 mL
    • Normal Rat Serum, 2 mL
  • RoboSep™ Mouse CD8+ T Cell Isolation Kit (Catalog #19853RF)
    • EasySep™ Mouse CD8+ T Cell Isolation Cocktail, 0.5 mL
    • EasySep™ Streptavidin RapidSpheres™ 50001, 2 x 1 mL
    • Normal Rat Serum, 2 mL
    • RoboSep™ Buffer (Catalog #20104)
    • RoboSep™ Filter Tips (Catalog #20125)
Magnet Compatibility:
• EasySep™ Magnet (Catalog #18000)
• “The Big Easy” EasySep™ Magnet (Catalog #18001)
• EasyPlate™ EasySep™ Magnet (Catalog 18102)
• EasyEights™ EasySep™ Magnet (Catalog #18103)
• RoboSep™-S (Catalog #21000)
Cell Isolation Kits
Cell Type:
T Cells; T Cells, CD8+
Sample Source:
Other; Spleen
Selection Method:
Cell Isolation
EasySep; RoboSep
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can EasySep™ Streptavidin RapidSpheres™ be used for either positive or negative selection?

Currently, EasySep™ Streptavidin RapidSphere™ kits are only available for negative selection and work by targeting and removing unwanted cells.

How does the separation work?

Streptavidin RapidSphere™ magnetic particles are crosslinked to unwanted cells using biotinylated antibodies. When placed in the EasySep™ Magnet, labeled cells migrate to the wall of the tube. The unlabeled cells are then poured off into a new tube.

Which columns do I use?

The EasySep™ procedure is column-free. That's right - no columns!

How can I analyze the purity of my enriched sample?

The Product Information Sheet provided with each EasySep™ kit contains detailed staining information.

Can EasySep™ Streptavidin RapidSphere™ separations be automated?

Yes. RoboSep™, the fully automated cell separator, automates all EasySep™ labeling and cell separation steps.

Are cells isolated using EasySep™ RapidSphere™ products FACS-compatible?

Yes. Desired cells are unlabeled and ready to use in downstream applications, such as FACS analysis.

Can I alter the separation time in the magnet?

Yes; however, this may impact the kit's performance. The provided EasySep™ protocols have already been optimized to balance purity, recovery and time spent on the isolation.
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Typical EasySep™ Mouse CD8+ T Cell Isolation Profile

Figure 1. Typical EasySep™ Mouse CD8+ T Cell Isolation Profile

Starting with mouse splenocytes, the CD8+ T cell content of the isolated fraction typically ranges from 87 - 95%.


Cell reports 2017 SEP

miR-150 Regulates Memory CD8 T Cell Differentiation via c-Myb.

Chen Z et al.


MicroRNAs play an important role in T cell responses. However, how microRNAs regulate CD8 T cell memory remains poorly defined. Here, we found that miR-150 negatively regulates CD8 T cell memory in vivo. Genetic deletion of miR-150 disrupted the balance between memory precursor and terminal effector CD8 T cells following acute viral infection. Moreover, miR-150-deficient memory CD8 T cells were more protective upon rechallenge. A key circuit whereby miR-150 repressed memory CD8 T cell development through the transcription factor c-Myb was identified. Without miR-150, c-Myb was upregulated and anti-apoptotic targets of c-Myb, such as Bcl-2 and Bcl-xL, were also increased, suggesting a miR-150-c-Myb survival circuit during memory CD8 T cell development. Indeed, overexpression of non-repressible c-Myb rescued the memory CD8 T cell defects caused by overexpression of miR-150. Overall, these results identify a key role for miR-150 in memory CD8 T cells through a c-Myb-controlled enhanced survival circuit.
Immunity 2017 AUG

Dendritic Cells but Not Macrophages Sense Tumor Mitochondrial DNA for Cross-priming through Signal Regulatory Protein α Signaling.

Xu MM et al.


Inhibition of cytosolic DNA sensing represents a strategy that tumor cells use for immune evasion, but the underlying mechanisms are unclear. Here we have shown that CD47-signal regulatory protein α (SIRPα) axis dictates the fate of ingested DNA in DCs for immune evasion. Although macrophages were more potent in uptaking tumor DNA, increase of DNA sensing by blocking the interaction of SIRPα with CD47 preferentially occurred in dendritic cells (DCs) but not in macrophages. Mechanistically, CD47 blockade enabled the activation of NADPH oxidase NOX2 in DCs, which in turn inhibited phagosomal acidification and reduced the degradation of tumor mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) in DCs. mtDNA was recognized by cyclic-GMP-AMP synthase (cGAS) in the DC cytosol, contributing to type I interferon (IFN) production and antitumor adaptive immunity. Thus, our findings have demonstrated how tumor cells inhibit innate sensing in DCs and suggested that the CD47-SIRPα axis is critical for DC-driven antitumor immunity.
Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950) 2017

CXCR3 Signaling Is Required for Restricted Homing of Parenteral Tuberculosis Vaccine-Induced T Cells to Both the Lung Parenchyma and Airway.

Jeyanathan M et al.


Although most novel tuberculosis (TB) vaccines are designed for delivery via the muscle or skin for enhanced protection in the lung, it has remained poorly understood whether systemic vaccine-induced memory T cells can readily home to the lung mucosa prior to and shortly after pathogen exposure. We have investigated this issue by using a model of parenteral TB immunization and intravascular immunostaining. We find that systemically induced memory T cells are restricted to the blood vessels in the lung, unable to populate either the lung parenchymal tissue or the airway under homeostatic conditions. We further find that after pulmonary TB infection, it still takes many days before such T cells can enter the lung parenchymal tissue and airway. We have identified the acquisition of CXCR3 expression by circulating T cells to be critical for their entry to these lung mucosal compartments. Our findings offer new insights into mucosal T cell biology and have important implications in vaccine strategies against pulmonary TB and other intracellular infections in the lung.
Nature immunology 2016 SEP

CCL19-CCR7-dependent reverse transendothelial migration of myeloid cells clears Chlamydia muridarum from the arterial intima.

Roufaiel M et al.


Regions of the normal arterial intima predisposed to atherosclerosis are sites of ongoing monocyte trafficking and also contain resident myeloid cells with features of dendritic cells. However, the pathophysiological roles of these cells are poorly understood. Here we found that intimal myeloid cells underwent reverse transendothelial migration (RTM) into the arterial circulation after systemic stimulation of pattern-recognition receptors (PRRs). This process was dependent on expression of the chemokine receptor CCR7 and its ligand CCL19 by intimal myeloid cells. In mice infected with the intracellular pathogen Chlamydia muridarum, blood monocytes disseminated infection to the intima. Subsequent CCL19-CCR7-dependent RTM was critical for the clearance of intimal C. muridarum. This process was inhibited by hypercholesterolemia. Thus, RTM protects the normal arterial intima, and compromised RTM during atherogenesis might contribute to the intracellular retention of pathogens in atherosclerotic lesions.
The Journal of experimental medicine 2016 OCT

pMHC affinity controls duration of CD8+ T cell-DC interactions and imprints timing of effector differentiation versus expansion.

Ozga AJ et al.


During adaptive immune responses, CD8(+) T cells with low TCR affinities are released early into the circulation before high-affinity clones become dominant at later time points. How functional avidity maturation is orchestrated in lymphoid tissue and how low-affinity cells contribute to host protection remains unclear. In this study, we used intravital imaging of reactive lymph nodes (LNs) to show that T cells rapidly attached to dendritic cells irrespective of TCR affinity, whereas one day later, the duration of these stable interactions ceased progressively with lowering peptide major histocompatibility complex (pMHC) affinity. This correlated inversely BATF (basic leucine zipper transcription factor, ATF-like) and IRF4 (interferon-regulated factor 4) induction and timing of effector differentiation, as low affinity-primed T cells acquired cytotoxic activity earlier than high affinity-primed ones. After activation, low-affinity effector CD8(+) T cells accumulated at efferent lymphatic vessels for egress, whereas high affinity-stimulated CD8(+) T cells moved to interfollicular regions in a CXCR3-dependent manner for sustained pMHC stimulation and prolonged expansion. The early release of low-affinity effector T cells led to rapid target cell elimination outside reactive LNs. Our data provide a model for affinity-dependent spatiotemporal orchestration of CD8(+) T cell activation inside LNs leading to functional avidity maturation and uncover a role for low-affinity effector T cells during early microbial containment.
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