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RoboSep™-S - The Fully Automated Cell Separator

1 Unit
Catalog #21000

RoboSep™ Tube Kit (9 Plastic Tubes + Tip Head Protector)

RoboSep™ tube kit

1 Kit
Catalog #20155

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7 mL
Catalog #20119
54 USD

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RoboSep™-S is the next-generation RoboSep™ instrument for fully automated cell separation. Using EasySep™ technology, RoboSep™-S performs all steps necessary to magnetically label and separate virtually any cell type by positive or negative selection. RoboSep™-S is designed to minimize sample handling, eliminate cross-contamination, and reduce “hands-on” time.

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Chimerism; HLA; Immunology; Stem Cell Biology

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The American journal of surgical pathology 2018 JUL

PD-1 Expression in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia/Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma (CLL/SLL) and Large B-cell Richter Transformation (DLBCL-RT): A Characteristic Feature of DLBCL-RT and Potential Surrogate Marker for Clonal Relatedness.

R. He et al.


Chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL/SLL) is a low-grade B-cell neoplasm and ∼2{\%} to 9{\%} patients develop an aggressive lymphoma, most commonly diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (Richter transformation, DLBCL-RT). Programmed death-1 (PD-1) pathway plays a crucial role in tumor host immunity evasion and its blockade has emerged as an effective anti-cancer immunotherapy. PD-L1 and PD-1 expression has shown predictive value in anti-PD cancer immunotherapy; however, it has not been well documented in CLL/SLL and DLBCL-RT. We evaluated PD-1 and PD-L1 expression by immunohistochemistry in 39 CLL/SLL, 15 DLBCL-RT, and 26 other DLBCL. In CLL/SLL, neoplastic B-cell PD-1 expression was weak and restricted to prolymphocytes/paraimmunoblasts within proliferation centers (PCs) and accentuated PCs of all sizes. Neoplastic B-cell PD-1 expression was highly prevalent and demonstrated increased intensity in DLBCL-RT, but in contrast was only rarely seen in other DLBCL (12/15 vs. 1/26; P{\textless}0.0001). An excellent correlation (90{\%} concordance) was observed between neoplastic B-cell PD-1 immunohistochemistry positivity and molecularly defined CLL/SLL clonal relatedness in DLBCL-RT. PD-L1 expression was observed on the neoplastic B cells in rare DLBCL-RT and other DLBCL cases (1/15 vs. 1/26; P{\textgreater}0.05) as well as background histiocytes and dendritic cells. Overall survival of DLBCL-RT was significantly inferior to that of the other DLBCL (median, 16.9 vs. 106.1 mo; P=0.002). Our findings suggest a biological continuum from prolymphocytes/paraimmunoblasts in CLL/SLL PCs to the neoplastic B-cells in DLBCL-RT. The characteristic PD-1 expression in DLBCL-RT makes it a potential surrogate marker for determining clonal relatedness to CLL/SLL, which may have important prognostic and therapeutic implications.
Cancer genetics 2018 DEC

Assessing genome-wide copy number aberrations and copy-neutral loss-of-heterozygosity as best practice: An evidence-based review from the Cancer Genomics Consortium working group for plasma cell disorders.

T. J. Pugh et al.


BACKGROUND Plasma cell neoplasms (PCNs) encompass a spectrum of disorders including monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance, smoldering myeloma, plasma cell myeloma, and plasma cell leukemia. Molecular subtypes have been defined by recurrent cytogenetic abnormalities and somatic mutations that are prognostic and predictive. Karyotype and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) have historically been used to guide management; however, new technologies and markers raise the need to reassess current testing algorithms. METHODS We convened a panel of representatives from international clinical laboratories to capture current state-of-the-art testing from published reports and to put forward recommendations for cytogenomic testing of plasma cell neoplasms. We reviewed 65 papers applying FISH, chromosomal microarray (CMA), next-generation sequencing, and gene expression profiling for plasma cell neoplasm diagnosis and prognosis. We also performed a survey of our peers to capture current laboratory practice employed outside our working group. RESULTS Plasma cell enrichment is widely used prior to FISH testing, most commonly by magnetic bead selection. A variety of strategies for direct, short- and long-term cell culture are employed to ensure clonal representation for karyotyping. Testing of clinically-informative 1p/1q, del(13q) and del(17p) are common using karyotype, FISH and, increasingly, CMA testing. FISH for a variety of clinically-informative balanced IGH rearrangements is prevalent. Literature review found that CMA analysis can detect abnormalities in 85-100{\%} of patients with PCNs; more specifically, in 5-53{\%} (median 14{\%}) of cases otherwise normal by FISH and cytogenetics. CMA results in plasma cell neoplasms are usually complex, with alteration counts ranging from 1 to 74 (median 10-20), primarily affecting loci not covered by FISH testing. Emerging biomarkers include structural alterations of MYC as well as somatic mutations of KRAS, NRAS, BRAF, and TP53. Together, these may be measured in a comprehensive manner by a combination of newer technologies including CMA and next-generation sequencing (NGS). Our survey suggests most laboratories have, or are soon to have, clinical CMA platforms, with a desire to move to NGS assays in the future. CONCLUSION We present an overview of current practices in plasma cell neoplasm testing as well as an algorithm for integrated FISH and CMA testing to guide treatment of this disease.
Scientific reports 2017 JAN

Non-pathogenic tissue-resident CD8+ T cells uniquely accumulate in the brains of lupus-prone mice.

P. A. Morawski et al.


Severe lupus often includes psychiatric and neurological sequelae, although the cellular contributors to CNS disease remain poorly defined. Using intravascular staining to discriminate tissue-localized from blood-borne cells, we find substantial accumulation of CD8+ T cells relative to other lymphocytes in brain tissue, which correlates with lupus disease and limited neuropathology. This is in contrast to all other affected organs, where infiltrating CD4+ cells are predominant. Brain-infiltrating CD8+ T cells represent an activated subset of those found in the periphery, having a resident-memory phenotype (CD69+CD122-PD1+CD44+CD62L-) and expressing adhesion molecules (VLA-4+LFA-1+) complementary to activated brain endothelium. Remarkably, infiltrating CD8+ T cells do not cause tissue damage in lupus-prone mice, as genetic ablation of these cells via $\beta$2 m deficiency does not reverse neuropathology, but exacerbates disease both in the brain and globally despite decreased serum IgG levels. Thus, lupus-associated inflammation disrupts the blood-brain barrier in a discriminating way biased in favor of non-pathogenic CD8+ T cells relative to other infiltrating leukocytes, perhaps preventing further tissue damage in such a sensitive organ.
Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950) 2017 FEB

CD31, a Valuable Marker to Identify Early and Late Stages of T Cell Differentiation in the Human Thymus.

Douaisi M et al.


Although CD31 expression on human thymocytes has been reported, a detailed analysis of CD31 expression at various stages of T cell development in the human thymus is missing. In this study, we provide a global picture of the evolution of CD31 expression from the CD34(+) hematopoietic precursor to the CD45RA(+) mature CD4(+) and CD8(+) single-positive (SP) T cells. Using nine-color flow cytometry, we show that CD31 is highly expressed on CD34(+) progenitors and stays high until the early double-positive stage (CD3(-)CD4(+)CD8α(+)β(-)). After β-selection, CD31 expression levels become low to undetectable. CD31 expression then increases and peaks on CD3(high)CD4(+)CD8(+) double-positive thymocytes. However, following positive selection, CD31 expression differs dramatically between CD4(+) and CD8(+) lineages: homogeneously high on CD8 SP but lower or negative on CD4 SP cells, including a subset of CD45RA(+)CD31(-) mature CD4(+) thymocytes. CD31 expression on TCRγδ thymocytes is very similar to that of CD4 SP cells. Remarkably, there is a substantial subset of semimature (CD45RA(-)) CD4 SP thymocytes that lack CD31 expression. Moreover, FOXP3(+) and ICOS(+) cells are overrepresented in this CD31(-) subpopulation. Despite this CD31(-)CD45RA(-) subpopulation, most egress-capable mature CD45RA(+) CD4 SP thymocytes express CD31. The variations in CD31 expression appear to coincide with three major selection processes occurring during thymopoiesis: β-selection, positive selection, and negative selection. Considering the ability of CD31 to modulate the TCR's activation threshold via the recruitment of tyrosine phosphatases, our results suggest a significant role for CD31 during T cell development.
Journal of Immunology 2016 MAY

G$\alpha$i2 and G$\alpha$i3 Differentially Regulate Arrest from Flow and Chemotaxis in Mouse Neutrophils.

Y. Kuwano et al.


Leukocyte recruitment to inflammation sites progresses in a multistep cascade. Chemokines regulate multiple steps of the cascade, including arrest, transmigration, and chemotaxis. The most important chemokine receptor in mouse neutrophils is CXCR2, which couples through G$\alpha$i2- and G$\alpha$i3-containing heterotrimeric G proteins. Neutrophils arrest in response to CXCR2 stimulation. This is defective in G$\alpha$i2-deficient neutrophils. In this study, we show that G$\alpha$i3-deficient neutrophils showed reduced transmigration but normal arrest in mice. We also tested G$\alpha$i2- or G$\alpha$i3-deficient neutrophils in a CXCL1 gradient generated by a microfluidic device. G$\alpha$i3-, but not G$\alpha$i2-, deficient neutrophils showed significantly reduced migration and directionality. This was confirmed in a model of sterile inflammation in vivo. G$\alpha$i2-, but not G$\alpha$i3-, deficient neutrophils showed decreased Ca(2+) flux in response to CXCR2 stimulation. Conversely, G$\alpha$i3-, but not G$\alpha$i2-, deficient neutrophils exhibited reduced AKT phosphorylation upon CXCR2 stimulation. We conclude that G$\alpha$i2 controls arrest and G$\alpha$i3 controls transmigration and chemotaxis in response to chemokine stimulation of neutrophils.