SepMate™-15 (IVD)

Tube for density gradient centrifugation for in vitro diagnostic (IVD) applications

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Tube for density gradient centrifugation for in vitro diagnostic (IVD) applications
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SepMate™ is now manufactured under cGMP and registered as an In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) device in Australia, Canada, Europe and USA only. In China SepMate™ is considered a non-medical device by the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA), and should therefore be used as general laboratory equipment. The end user is responsible for determining whether the product is suitable for their specific application. Due to these changes, users in Australia, Canada, Europe, USA and China should, from now on, order SepMate™-15 (IVD) (Catalog #85415 and #85420) and SepMate™-50 (IVD) (Catalog #85450 and #85460). Users in all other countries please refer to SepMate™-15 (RUO) (Catalog #86415) and SepMate™-50 (RUO) (Catalog #86450). Changes to SepMate™ have no impact on the product composition, performance or protocol.

SepMate™ is a tube that facilitates the isolation of PBMCs or specific cell types by density gradient centrifugation. SepMate™ tubes contain an insert that provides a barrier between the density gradient medium and blood. SepMate™ eliminates the need for careful layering of blood onto the density gradient medium, and allows for fast and easy harvesting of the isolated mononuclear cells with a simple pour. SepMate™ is also compatible with RosetteSep™ enrichment cocktails, allowing isolation of specific cell types in less than 30 minutes.
• Eliminates the need for carefully layering blood over the density gradient medium (e.g. Lymphoprep™, etc.)
• Reduces total centrifuge time to 10 minutes with the brake on for fresh samples
• Allows fast and easy harvesting of the isolated mononuclear cells by simply pouring off the supernatant
• Can be combined with RosetteSep™ enrichment cocktails to isolate specific cell types in just 30 minutes
  • SepMate™-15 (IVD), 100 Tubes (Catalog #85415)
    • Dispenser box containing 4 bags, 25 Tubes/Bag
  • SepMate™-15 (IVD), 500 Tubes (Catalog #85420)
    • Dispenser box containing 4 bags, 25 Tubes/Bag (Catalog #85415) x 5
Polypropylene tube containing an insert
Centrifugation Tubes
Cell Type:
B Cells; Dendritic Cells; Monocytes; Mononuclear Cells; NK Cells; T Cells; T Cells, CD4+; T Cells, CD8+; T Cells, Other Subsets; T Cells, Regulatory
Sample Source:
Bone Marrow; Cord Blood; Whole Blood
Selection Method:
Cell Isolation; In Vitro Diagnostic
Area of Interest:
Chimerism; HLA; Immunology

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PBMC recovery from fresh whole blood using SepMate™-50 versus standard density gradient centrifugation. Graph also shows PBMC recovery from a 48 hour-old sample using SepMate™. n in each group = 7

Figure 1. Recovery of mononuclear cells (MNCs) from peripheral blood using SepMate™-50 versus standard density gradient centrifiguation.

Recovery of MNCs from fresh and 48-hour post blood draw enriched by density gradient centrifugation with SepMate™ (purple) or without (grey). There was no significant difference in the recovery of MNCS with and without SepMate™.

PBMC recovery from fresh whole blood using SepMate™-50 versus standard density gradient centrifugation. Graph also shows PBMC recovery from a 48 hour-old sample using SepMate™. n in each group = 7

Figure 2. Human CD4+ T Cell Isolation using SepMate™-50 and RosetteSep™ Human CD4+ T Cell Enrichment Cocktail


Science advances 2020 jun

A highly potent lymphatic system-targeting nanoparticle cyclosporine prevents glomerulonephritis in mouse model of lupus.

R. Ganugula et al.


Cyclosporine A (CsA) is a powerful immunosuppressant, but it is an ineffective stand-alone treatment for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) due to poor target tissue distribution and renal toxicity. We hypothesized that CD71 (transferrin receptor 1)-directed delivery of CsA to the lymphatic system would improve SLE outcomes in a murine model. We synthesized biodegradable, ligand-conjugated nanoparticles [P2Ns-gambogic acid (GA)] targeting CD71. GA conjugation substantially increased nanoparticle association with CD3+ or CD20+ lymphocytes and with intestinal lymphoid tissues. In orally dosed MRL-lpr mice, P2Ns-GA-encapsulated CsA increased lymphatic drug delivery 4- to 18-fold over the ligand-free formulation and a commercial CsA capsule, respectively. Improved lymphatic bioavailability of CsA was paralleled by normalization of anti-double-stranded DNA immunoglobulin G titer, plasma cytokines, and glomerulonephritis. Thus, this study demonstrates the translational potential of nanoparticles that enhance the targeting of lymphatic tissues, transforming CsA into a potent single therapeutic for SLE.
Frontiers in immunology 2020

Single-Cell Atlas Reveals Complexity of the Immunosuppressive Microenvironment of Initial and Recurrent Glioblastoma.

W. Fu et al.


The Glioblastoma (GBM) immune microenvironment plays a critical role in tumor development, progression, and prognosis. A comprehensive understanding of the intricate milieu and its interactions remains unclear, and single-cell analysis is crucially needed. Leveraging mass cytometry (CyTOF), we analyzed immunocytes from 13 initial and three recurrent GBM samples and their matched peripheral blood mononuclear cells (pPBMCs). Using a panel of 30 markers, we provide a high-dimensional view of the complex GBM immune microenvironment. Hematoxylin and eosin staining and polychromatic immunofluorescence were used for verification of the key findings. In the initial and recurrent GBMs, glioma-associated microglia/macrophages (GAMs) constituted 59.05 and 27.87{\%} of the immunocytes, respectively; programmed cell death-ligand 1 (PD-L1), T cell immunoglobulin domain and mucin domain-3 (TIM-3), lymphocyte activation gene-3 (LAG-3), interleukin-10 (IL-10) and transforming growth factor-$\beta$ (TGF$\beta$) demonstrated different expression levels in the GAMs among the patients. GAMs could be subdivided into different subgroups with different phenotypes. Both the exhausted T cell and regulatory T (Treg) cell percentages were significantly higher in tumors than in pPBMCs. The natural killer (NK) cells that infiltrated into the tumor lesions expressed higher levels of CXC chemokine receptor 3 (CXCR3), as these cells expressed lower levels of interferon-$\gamma$ (IFN$\gamma$). The immune microenvironment in the initial and recurrent GBMs displayed similar suppressive changes. Our study confirmed that GAMs, as the dominant infiltrating immunocytes, present great inter- and intra-tumoral heterogeneity and that GAMs, increased exhausted T cells, infiltrating Tregs, and nonfunctional NK cells contribute to local immune suppressive characteristics. Recurrent GBMs share similar immune signatures with the initial GBMs except the proportion of GAMs decreases.
Nature 2020

A dominant autoinflammatory disease caused by non-cleavable variants of RIPK1

P. Tao et al.


Activation of RIPK1 controls TNF-mediated apoptosis, necroptosis and inflammatory pathways1. Cleavage of human and mouse RIPK1 after residues D324 and D325, respectively, by caspase-8 separates the RIPK1 kinase domain from the intermediate and death domains. The D325A mutation in mouse RIPK1 leads to embryonic lethality during mouse development2,3. However, the functional importance of blocking caspase-8-mediated cleavage of RIPK1 on RIPK1 activation in humans is unknown. Here we identify two families with variants in RIPK1 (D324V and D324H) that lead to distinct symptoms of recurrent fevers and lymphadenopathy in an autosomal-dominant manner. Impaired cleavage of RIPK1 D324 variants by caspase-8 sensitized patients' peripheral blood mononuclear cells to RIPK1 activation, apoptosis and necroptosis induced by TNF. The patients showed strong RIPK1-dependent activation of inflammatory signalling pathways and overproduction of inflammatory cytokines and chemokines compared with unaffected controls. Furthermore, we show that expression of the RIPK1 mutants D325V or D325H in mouse embryonic fibroblasts confers not only increased sensitivity to RIPK1 activation-mediated apoptosis and necroptosis, but also induction of pro-inflammatory cytokines such as IL-6 and TNF. By contrast, patient-derived fibroblasts showed reduced expression of RIPK1 and downregulated production of reactive oxygen species, resulting in resistance to necroptosis and ferroptosis. Together, these data suggest that human non-cleavable RIPK1 variants promote activation of RIPK1, and lead to an autoinflammatory disease characterized by hypersensitivity to apoptosis and necroptosis and increased inflammatory response in peripheral blood mononuclear cells, as well as a compensatory mechanism to protect against several pro-death stimuli in fibroblasts.
Frontiers in immunology 2020

Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients, Both Newly Diagnosed and Methotrexate Treated, Show More DNA Methylation Differences in CD4+ Memory Than in CD4+ Na\ive T Cells."

K. Guderud et al.


Background: Differences in DNA methylation have been reported in B and T lymphocyte populations, including CD4+ T cells, isolated from rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients when compared to healthy controls. CD4+ T cells are a heterogeneous cell type with subpopulations displaying distinct DNA methylation patterns. In this study, we investigated DNA methylation using reduced representation bisulfite sequencing in two CD4+ T cell populations (CD4+ memory and na{\{i}}ve cells) in three groups: newly diagnosed disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARD) na{\"{i}}ve RA patients (N = 11) methotrexate (MTX) treated RA patients (N = 18) and healthy controls (N = 9) matched for age gender and smoking status. Results: Analyses of these data revealed significantly more differentially methylated positions (DMPs) in CD4+ memory than in CD4+ na{\""{i}}ve T cells (904 vs. 19 DMPs) in RA patients compared to controls. The majority of DMPs (72{\%}) identified in newly diagnosed and DMARD na{\""{i}}ve RA patients with active disease showed increased DNA methylation (39 DMPs) whereas most DMPs (80{\%}) identified in the MTX treated RA patients in remission displayed decreased DNA methylation (694 DMPs). Interestingly we also found that about one third of the 101 known RA risk loci overlapped (±500 kb) with the DMPs. Notably introns of the UBASH3A gene harbor both the lead RA risk SNP and two DMPs in CD4+ memory T cells. Conclusion: Our results suggest that RA associated DNA methylation differences vary between the two T cell subsets but are also influenced by RA characteristics such as disease activity disease duration and/or MTX treatment."""
European journal of human genetics : EJHG 2019 may

Biallelic variants in POLR3GL cause endosteal hyperostosis and oligodontia.

P. A. Terhal et al.


RNA polymerase III (Pol III) is an essential 17-subunit complex responsible for the transcription of small housekeeping RNAs such as transfer RNAs and 5S ribosomal RNA. Biallelic variants in four genes (POLR3A, POLR3B, and POLR1C and POLR3K) encoding Pol III subunits have previously been found in individuals with (neuro-) developmental disorders. In this report, we describe three individuals with biallelic variants in POLR3GL, a gene encoding a Pol III subunit that has not been associated with disease before. Using whole exome sequencing in a monozygotic twin and an unrelated individual, we detected homozygous and compound heterozygous POLR3GL splice acceptor site variants. RNA sequencing confirmed the loss of full-length POLR3GL RNA transcripts in blood samples of the individuals. The phenotypes of the described individuals are mainly characterized by axial endosteal hyperostosis, oligodontia, short stature, and mild facial dysmorphisms. These features largely fit within the spectrum of phenotypes caused by previously described biallelic variants in POLR3A, POLR3B, POLR1C, and POLR3K. These findings further expand the spectrum of POLR3-related disorders and implicate that POLR3GL should be included in genetic testing if such disorders are suspected.