EasySep™ Mouse CD4+ T Cell Isolation Kit

15-Minute cell isolation kit using immunomagnetic negative selection

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15-Minute cell isolation kit using immunomagnetic negative selection
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The EasySep™ Mouse CD4+ T Cell Isolation Kit is designed to isolate CD4+ 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-CD4+ 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 CD4+ T Cell Enrichment Kit (Catalog #19752) for even faster cell isolations.
• Fast and easy-to-use
• Up to 96% purity
• No columns required
• Untouched, viable cells
  • EasySep™ Mouse CD4+ T Cell Isolation Kit (Catalog #19852)
    • EasySep™ Mouse CD4+ T Cell Isolation Cocktail, 0.5 mL
    • EasySep™ Streptavidin RapidSpheres™ 50001, 1 mL
    • Normal Rat Serum, 2 mL
  • RoboSep™ Mouse CD4+ T Cell Isolation Kit (Catalog #19852RF)
    • EasySep™ Mouse CD4+ T Cell Isolation Cocktail, 0.5 mL
    • EasySep™ Streptavidin RapidSpheres™ 50001, 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)
• EasyEights™ EasySep™ Magnet (Catalog #18103)
• RoboSep™-S (Catalog #21000)
Cell Isolation Kits
Cell Type:
T Cells; T Cells, CD4+
Sample Source:
Other; Spleen
Selection Method:
Cell Isolation
EasySep; RoboSep
Area of Interest:

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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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Product Applications

This product is designed for use in the following research area(s) as part of the highlighted workflow stage(s). Explore these workflows to learn more about the other products we offer to support each research area.

Data and Publications


Typical EasySep™ Mouse CD4+ T Cell Isolation Profile

Figure 1. Typical EasySep™ Mouse CD4+ T Cell Isolation Profile

Starting with mouse splenocytes, the CD4+ T cell content of the isolated fraction typically ranges from 89 - 96%.


Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950) 2019 jul

Nanoparticles Containing an Insulin-ChgA Hybrid Peptide Protect from Transfer of Autoimmune Diabetes by Shifting the Balance between Effector T Cells and Regulatory T Cells.

B. L. Jamison et al.


CD4 T cells play a critical role in promoting the development of autoimmunity in type 1 diabetes. The diabetogenic CD4 T cell clone BDC-2.5, originally isolated from a NOD mouse, has been widely used to study the contribution of autoreactive CD4 T cells and relevant Ags to autoimmune diabetes. Recent work from our laboratory has shown that the Ag for BDC-2.5 T cells is a hybrid insulin peptide (2.5HIP) consisting of an insulin C-peptide fragment fused to a peptide from chromogranin A (ChgA) and that endogenous 2.5HIP-reactive T cells are major contributors to autoimmune pathology in NOD mice. The objective of this study was to determine if poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLG) nanoparticles (NPs) loaded with the 2.5HIP Ag (2.5HIP-coupled PLG NPs) can tolerize BDC-2.5 T cells. Infusion of 2.5HIP-coupled PLG NPs was found to prevent diabetes in an adoptive transfer model by impairing the ability of BDC-2.5 T cells to produce proinflammatory cytokines through induction of anergy, leading to an increase in the ratio of Foxp3+ regulatory T cells to IFN-gamma+ effector T cells. To our knowledge, this work is the first to use a hybrid insulin peptide, or any neoepitope, to re-educate diabetogenic T cells and may have significant implications for the development of an Ag-specific therapy for type 1 diabetes patients.
Cell reports 2019 apr

Lymphocyte Activation Gene-3 Maintains Mitochondrial and Metabolic Quiescence in Naive CD4+ T Cells.

D. M. Previte et al.


Lymphocyte activation gene-3 (LAG-3) is an inhibitory receptor expressed by CD4+ T cells and tempers their homeostatic expansion. Because CD4+ T cell proliferation is tightly coupled to bioenergetics, we investigate the role of LAG-3 in modulating naive CD4+ T cell metabolism. LAG-3 deficiency enhances the metabolic profile of naive CD4+ T cells by elevating levels of mitochondrial biogenesis. In vivo, LAG-3 blockade partially restores expansion and the metabolic phenotype of wild-type CD4+ T cells to levels of Lag3-/- CD4+ T cells, solidifying that LAG-3 controls these processes. Lag3-/- CD4+ T cells also demonstrate greater signal transducer and activator of transcription 5 (STAT5) activation, enabling resistance to interleukin-7 (IL-7) deprivation. These results implicate this pathway as a target of LAG-3-mediated inhibition. Additionally, enhancement of STAT5 activation, as a result of LAG-3 deficiency, contributes to greater activation potential in these cells. These results identify an additional mode of regulation elicited by LAG-3 in controlling CD4+ T cell responses.
Scientific reports 2019 apr

Maf deficiency in T cells dysregulates Treg - TH17 balance leading to spontaneous colitis.

C. Imbratta et al.


The maintenance of homeostasis in the gut is a major challenge for the immune system. Here we demonstrate that the transcription factor MAF plays a central role in T cells for the prevention of gastro-intestinal inflammation. Conditional knock out mice lacking Maf in all T cells developed spontaneous late-onset colitis, correlating with a decrease of FOXP3+RORgammat+ T cells proportion, dampened IL-10 production in the colon and an increase of inflammatory TH17 cells. Strikingly, FOXP3+ specific conditional knock out mice for MAF did not develop colitis and demonstrated normal levels of IL-10 in their colon, despite the incapacity of regulatory T cells lacking MAF to suppress colon inflammation in Rag1-/- mice transferred with na{\{i}}ve CD4+ T cells. We showed that one of the cellular sources of IL-10 in the colon of these mice are TH17 cells. Thus MAF is critically involved in the maintenance of the gut homeostasis by regulating the balance between Treg and TH17 cells either at the level of their differentiation or through the modulation of their functions."
Nature communications 2018 NOV

Single-cell RNA sequencing unveils an IL-10-producing helper subset that sustains humoral immunity during persistent infection.

G. Xin et al.


During chronic viral infection, the inflammatory function of CD4 T-cells becomes gradually attenuated. Concurrently, Th1 cells progressively acquire the capacity to secrete the cytokine IL-10, a potent suppressor of antiviral T cell responses. To determine the transcriptional changes that underlie this adaption process, we applied a single-cell RNA-sequencing approach and assessed the heterogeneity of IL-10-expressing CD4 T-cells during chronic infection. Here we show an IL-10-producing population with a robust Tfh-signature. Using IL-10 and IL-21 double-reporter mice, we further demonstrate that IL-10+IL-21+co-producing Tfh cells arise predominantly during chronic but not acute LCMV infection. Importantly, depletion of IL-10+IL-21+co-producing CD4 T-cells or deletion of Il10 specifically in Tfh cells results in impaired humoral immunity and viral control. Mechanistically, B cell-intrinsic IL-10 signaling is required for sustaining germinal center reactions. Thus, our findings elucidate a critical role for Tfh-derived IL-10 in promoting humoral immunity during persistent viral infection.
Mucosal immunology 2018 NOV

GITRL on inflammatory antigen presenting cells in the lung parenchyma provides signal 4 for T-cell accumulation and tissue-resident memory T-cell formation.

K.-L. Chu et al.


T-cell responses in the lung are critical for protection against respiratory pathogens. TNFR superfamily members play important roles in providing survival signals to T cells during respiratory infections. However, whether these signals take place mainly during priming in the secondary lymphoid organs and/or in the peripheral tissues remains unknown. Here we show that under conditions of competition, GITR provides a T-cell intrinsic advantage to both CD4 and CD8 effector T cells in the lung tissue, as well as for the formation of CD4 and CD8 tissue-resident memory T cells during respiratory influenza infection in mice. In contrast, under non-competitive conditions, GITR has a preferential effect on CD8 over CD4 T cells. The nucleoprotein-specific CD8 T-cell response partially compensated for GITR deficiency by expansion of higher affinity T cells; whereas, the polymerase-specific response was less flexible and more GITR dependent. Following influenza infection, GITR is expressed on lung T cells and GITRL is preferentially expressed on lung monocyte-derived inflammatory antigen presenting cells. Accordingly, we show that GITR+/+ T cells in the lung parenchyma express more phosphorylated-ribosomal protein S6 than their GITR-/- counterparts. Thus, GITR signaling within the lung tissue critically regulates effector and tissue-resident memory T-cell accumulation.