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EasySep™ Human Monocyte Isolation Kit

12.5-Minute cell isolation kit using immunomagnetic negative selection

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12.5-Minute cell isolation kit using immunomagnetic negative selection
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The EasySep™ Human Monocyte Isolation Kit is designed to isolate CD14+CD16- monocytes from fresh or previously frozen peripheral blood mononuclear cells or washed leukapheresis samples by immunomagnetic negative selection. The EasySep™ procedure involves labeling unwanted cells and platelets with antibody complexes and magnetic particles. The magnetically labelled cells are separated from the untouched desired cells by using an EasySep™ magnet and simply pouring or pipetting the desired cells into a new tube.

This product can be used in place of the EasySep™ Human Monocyte Enrichment Kit (Catalog #19059) for even faster cell isolations with reduced platelet contamination.
• Fast, easy-to-use and column-free
• Up to 94% purity with high recovery
• Untouched, viable cells
  • EasySep™ Human Monocyte Isolation Kit (Catalog #19359)
    • EasySep™ Human Monocyte Isolation Cocktail, 1 mL
    • EasySep™ Human Platelet Removal Cocktail, 1 mL
    • EasySep™ D Magnetic Particles for Human Monocytes, 1 mL
  • RoboSep™ Human Monocyte Isolation Kit (Catalog #19359RF)
    • EasySep™ Human Monocyte Isolation Cocktail, 1 mL
    • EasySep™ Human Platelet Removal Cocktail, 1 mL
    • EasySep™ D Magnetic Particles for Human Monocytes, 1 mL
    • RoboSep™ Buffer (Catalog #20104)
    • RoboSep™ Filter Tips (Catalog #20125)
Magnet Compatibility:
• EasySep™ Magnet (Catalog #18000)
• “The Big Easy” EasySep™ Magnet (Catalog #18001)
• Easy 50 EasySep™ Magnet (Catalog #18002)
• EasyPlate™ EasySep™ Magnet (Catalog #18102)
• EasyEights™ EasySep™ Magnet (Catalog #18103)
• RoboSep™ (Catalog #21000)
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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes. The EasySep™ kits use either a negative selection approach by targeting and removing unwanted cells or a positive selection approach targeting desired cells. Depletion kits are also available for the removal of cells with a specific undesired marker (e.g. GlyA).

How does the separation work?

Magnetic particles are crosslinked to cells using Tetrameric Antibody Complexes (TAC). When placed in the EasySep™ Magnet, labeled cells migrate to the wall of the tube. The unlabeled cells are then poured off into a separate fraction.

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™ separations be automated?

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

Can EasySep™ be used to isolate rare cells?

Yes. We recommend a cell concentration of 2x108 cells/mL and a minimum working volume of 100 µL. Samples containing 2x107 cells or fewer should be suspended in 100 µL of buffer.

Are the EasySep™ magnetic particles FACS-compatible?

Yes, the EasySep™ particles are flow cytometry-compatible, as they are very uniform in size and about 5000X smaller than other commercially available magnetic beads used with column-free systems.

Can the EasySep™ magnetic particles be removed after enrichment?

No, but due to the small size of these particles, they will not interfere with downstream applications.

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.

For positive selection, can I perform more than 3 separations to increase purity?

Yes, the purity of targeted cells will increase with additional rounds of separations; however, cell recovery will decrease.

How does the binding of the EasySep™ magnetic particle affect the cells? is the function of positively selected cells altered by the bound particles?

Hundreds of publications have used cells selected with EasySep™ positive selection kits for functional studies. Our in-house experiments also confirm that selected cells are not functionally altered by the EasySep™ magnetic particles.

If particle binding is a key concern, we offer two options for negative selection. The EasySep™ negative selection kits can isolate untouched cells with comparable purities, while RosetteSep™ can isolate untouched cells directly from whole blood without using particles or magnets.
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Data and Publications


Typical monocyte separation using EasySep™ Human Monocyte Isolation Kit

Figure 1. Typical EasySep™ Human Monocyte Isolation Profile

Starting with PBMCs prepared from human whole peripheral blood, the monocyte cell content (CD14+CD45+) of the isolated fraction obtained without (middle plots) or with EasySep™ Human Platelet Removal Cocktail (bottom plots) is typically 89.7 ± 3.4% and 87.3 ± 4.5%, respectively (gated on CD45, mean ± SD for the purple EasySep™ Magnet). In the above example, the purities of the start and final isolated fractions obtained without (middle plots) or with the EasySep™ Human Platelet Removal Cocktail (bottom plots) are 17.6%, 91.7% and 88.4%, respectively (gated on CD45) and 12.2%, 39.8% and 85.0% (not gated on CD45).


Scientific reports 2018 NOV

Oral Pathobiont Activates Anti-Apoptotic Pathway, Promoting both Immune Suppression and Oncogenic Cell Proliferation.

P. Arjunan et al.


Chronic periodontitis (CP) is a microbial dysbiotic disease linked to increased risk of oral squamous cell carcinomas (OSCCs). To address the underlying mechanisms, mouse and human cell infection models and human biopsy samples were employed. We show that the 'keystone' pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis, disrupts immune surveillance by generating myeloid-derived dendritic suppressor cells (MDDSCs) from monocytes. MDDSCs inhibit CTLs and induce FOXP3 + Tregs through an anti-apoptotic pathway. This pathway, involving pAKT1, pFOXO1, FOXP3, IDO1 and BIM, is activated in humans with CP and in mice orally infected with Mfa1 expressing P. gingivalis strains. Mechanistically, activation of this pathway, demonstrating FOXP3 as a direct FOXO1-target gene, was demonstrated by ChIP-assay in human CP gingiva. Expression of oncogenic but not tumor suppressor markers is consistent with tumor cell proliferation demonstrated in OSCC-P. gingivalis cocultures. Importantly, FimA + P. gingivalis strain MFI invades OSCCs, inducing inflammatory/angiogenic/oncogenic proteins stimulating OSCCs proliferation through CXCR4. Inhibition of CXCR4 abolished Pg-MFI-induced OSCCs proliferation and reduced expression of oncogenic proteins SDF-1/CXCR4, plus pAKT1-pFOXO1. Conclusively, P. gingivalis, through Mfa1 and FimA fimbriae, promotes immunosuppression and oncogenic cell proliferation, respectively, through a two-hit receptor-ligand process involving DC-SIGN+hi/CXCR4+hi, activating a pAKT+hipFOXO1+hiBIM-lowFOXP3+hi and IDO+hi- driven pathway, likely to impact the prognosis of oral cancers in patients with periodontitis.
Cell 2018 JAN

Transmembrane Pickets Connect Cyto- and Pericellular Skeletons Forming Barriers to Receptor Engagement.

Freeman SA et al.


Phagocytic receptors must diffuse laterally to become activated upon clustering by multivalent targets. Receptor diffusion, however, can be obstructed by transmembrane proteins (pickets") that are immobilized by interacting with the cortical cytoskeleton. The molecular identity of these pickets and their role in phagocytosis have not been defined. We used single-molecule tracking to study the interaction between Fcγ receptors and CD44 an abundant transmembrane protein capable of indirect association with F-actin hence likely to serve as a picket. CD44 tethers reversibly to formin-induced actin filaments curtailing receptor diffusion. Such linear filaments predominate in the trailing end of polarized macrophages where receptor mobility was minimal. Conversely receptors were most mobile at the leading edge where Arp2/3-driven actin branching predominates. CD44 binds hyaluronan anchoring a pericellular coat that also limits receptor displacement and obstructs access to phagocytic targets. Force must be applied to traverse the pericellular barrier enabling receptors to engage their targets.
Blood 2017

NOX5 and p22phox are 2 novel regulators of human monocytic differentiation into dendritic cells.

Marzaioli V et al.


Dendritic cells (DCs) are a heterogeneous population of professional antigen-presenting cells and are key cells of the immune system, acquiring different phenotypes in accordance with their localization during the immune response. A subset of inflammatory DCs is derived from circulating monocytes (Mo) and has a key role in inflammation and infection. The pathways controlling Mo-DC differentiation are not fully understood. Our objective was to investigate the possible role of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate reduced form oxidases (NOXs) in Mo-DC differentiation. In this study, we revealed that Mo-DC differentiation was inhibited by NOX inhibitors and reactive oxygen species scavengers. We show that the Mo-DC differentiation was dependent on p22phox, and not on gp91phox/NOX2, as shown by the reduced Mo-DC differentiation observed in chronic granulomatous disease patients lacking p22phox. Moreover, we revealed that NOX5 expression was strongly increased during Mo-DC differentiation, but not during Mo-macrophage differentiation. NOX5 was expressed in circulating myeloid DC, and at a lower level in plasmacytoid DC. Interestingly, NOX5 was localized at the outer membrane of the mitochondria and interacted with p22phox in Mo-DC. Selective inhibitors and small interfering RNAs for NOX5 indicated that NOX5 controlled Mo-DC differentiation by regulating the JAK/STAT/MAPK and NFκB pathways. These data demonstrate that the NOX5-p22phox complex drives Mo-DC differentiation, and thus could be critical for immunity and inflammation.
Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950) 2016 NOV

A CD80-Biased CTLA4-Ig Fusion Protein with Superior In Vivo Efficacy by Simultaneous Engineering of Affinity, Selectivity, Stability, and FcRn Binding.

Douthwaite J et al.


Affinity- and stability-engineered variants of CTLA4-Ig fusion molecules with enhanced pharmacokinetic profiles could yield improved therapies with the potential of higher efficacy and greater convenience to patients. In this study, to our knowledge, we have, for the first time, used in vitro evolution to simultaneously optimize CTLA4 affinity and stability. We selected for improved binding to both ligands, CD80 and CD86, and screened as dimeric Fc fusions directly in functional assays to identify variants with stronger suppression of in vitro T cell activation. The majority of CTLA4 molecules showing the largest potency gains in primary in vitro and ex vivo human cell assays, using PBMCs from type 1 diabetes patients, had significant improvements in CD80, but only modest gains in CD86 binding. We furthermore observed different potency rankings between our lead molecule MEDI5265, abatacept, and belatacept, depending on which type of APC was used, with MEDI5265 consistently being the most potent. We then created fusions of both stability- and potency-optimized CTLA4 moieties with human Fc variants conferring extended plasma t1/2 In a cynomolgus model of T cell-dependent Ab response, the CTLA4-Ig variant MEDI5265 could be formulated at textgreater100 mg/ml for s.c. administration and showed superior efficacy and significantly prolonged serum t1/2 The combination of higher stability and potency with prolonged pharmacokinetics could be compatible with very infrequent, s.c. dosing while maintaining a similar level of immune suppression to more frequently and i.v. administered licensed therapies.
Nature immunology 2016 NOV

The signaling adaptor TRAF1 negatively regulates Toll-like receptor signaling and this underlies its role in rheumatic disease.

Abdul-Sater AA et al.


TRAF1 is a signaling adaptor known for its role in tumor necrosis factor receptor-induced cell survival. Here we show that monocytes from healthy human subjects with a rheumatoid arthritis-associated single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in the TRAF1 gene express less TRAF1 protein but greater amounts of inflammatory cytokines in response to lipopolysaccharide (LPS). The TRAF1 MATH domain binds directly to three components of the linear ubiquitination (LUBAC) complex, SHARPIN, HOIP and HOIL-1, to interfere with the recruitment and linear ubiquitination of NEMO. This results in decreased NF-κB activation and cytokine production, independently of tumor necrosis factor. Consistent with this, Traf1(-/-) mice show increased susceptibility to LPS-induced septic shock. These findings reveal an unexpected role for TRAF1 in negatively regulating Toll-like receptor signaling, providing a mechanistic explanation for the increased inflammation seen with a disease-associated TRAF1 SNP.