StemSpan™ CC100

Serum-free culture supplement for expansion of human hematopoietic cells

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StemSpan™ CC100

Serum-free culture supplement for expansion of human hematopoietic cells

1 mL
Catalog #02690
607 USD


StemSpan™ CC100 cytokine cocktail contains a combination of both early- and late-acting recombinant human (rh) cytokines formulated to support the proliferation of human hematopoietic cells. It is supplied as a 100X concentrate.

When added to serum-free medium, StemSpan™ CC100 promotes the expansion of CD34+ cells isolated from human cord blood and bone marrow, and is recommended if high cell yields and large numbers of CD34+ cells are desired.

We recommend using StemSpan™ CC100 in combination with any of the following StemSpan™ media:
• StemSpan™ SFEM (Catalog #09600)
• StemSpan™ SFEM II (Catalog #09605)
• StemSpan™-XF (Catalog #100-0073)
• StemSpan™-ACF Without Phenol Red (Catalog #100-0130)
• Recombinant human fms-like tyrosine kinase 3 ligand (Flt3L)
• Recombinant human stem cell factor (SCF)
• Recombinant human interleukin 3 (IL-3)
• Recombinant human interleukin 6 (IL-6)
Cell Type:
Hematopoietic Stem and Progenitor Cells
Cell Culture; Expansion
Area of Interest:
Stem Cell Biology; Transplantation Research

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Expansion of CD34 + Human Cord Blood Cells in StemSpan™ Media Containing CC100 Cytokine Cocktail

Figure 1. Expansion of CD34 + Human Cord Blood Cells in StemSpan™ Media Containing CC100 Cytokine Cocktail

Purified CD34 + human cord blood (CB) cells were suspended at a concentration of 10,000 per mL in StemSpan™ SFEM (dark gray bars), SFEM II (gold bars) and ACF (orange bars) media containing CC100 Cytokine Cocktail (Catalog #02690). Cultures were maintained for 7 days, after which the cells were counted and examined for CD34 and CD45 expression by flow cytometry. Shown are the fold expansion of total nucleated cells (TNC) (A) and CD34 + cells (B) per input CD34 + cell, and the percent CD34 + cells (C). Results represent the average of 32 different CB samples. Vertical lines indicate 95% confidence limits, the range within which 95% of results fall. The numbers of cells produced in StemSpan™ SFEM II were significantly higher than in StemSpan™ SFEM and StemSpan™-ACF (*P<0.001, paired t-test, n=32).

StemSpan™ SFEM II Serum-Free Expansion Medium Containing CC100 Cytokine Cocktail Supports Greater Expansion of Human CD34 + Cells Than Other Media Tested

Figure 2. StemSpan™ SFEM II Serum-Free Expansion Medium Containing CC100 Cytokine Cocktail Supports Greater Expansion of Human CD34 + Cells Than Other Media Tested

Expansion of CD34 + cells, normalized relative to the values obtained in StemSpan™ SFEM medium (dark gray bars) after culturing purified CD34 + CB (A, n=6) or bone marrow (BM) (B, n=3) cells for 7 days in StemSpan™ SFEM, SFEM II (gold bars) and ACF (orange bars), and six media from other commercial suppliers (light gray bars, Competitor 1-6, which included, in random order, StemPro34 (Life Technologies), X-Vivo-15 and HPGM (both from Lonza), SCGM (Cellgenix), StemLine II (Sigma) and HP01 (Macopharma)). All media were supplemented with StemSpan™ CC100 Cytokine Cocktail (Catalog #02690). Vertical lines indicate 95% confidence limits, the range within which 95% of results fall. The numbers of CB and BM cells produced in StemSpan™ SFEM II were significantly higher than in all other media, except the numbers of CB cells produced in StemSpan™-ACF (*p<0.05, paired t-test).


PloS one 2020

A profile of circulating vascular progenitor cells in human neovascular age-related macular degeneration.

T. Catchpole et al.


BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE A subset of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nvAMD) subjects appears to be refractory to the effects of anti-VEGF treatment and require frequent intravitreal injections. The vascular phenotype of the choroidal neovascular (CNV) lesions may contribute to the resistance. Animal studies of CNV lesions have shown that cells originating from bone marrow are capable of forming varying cell types in the lesions. This raised the possibility of a similar cell population in human nvAMD subjects. MATERIALS AND METHODS Blood draws were obtained from subjects with active nvAMD while patients were receiving standard of care anti-VEGF injections. Subjects were classified as refractory or non-refractory to anti-VEGF treatment based on previous number of injections in the preceding 12 months. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were isolated and CD34-positive cells purified using magnetic bead sorting. The isolated cells were expanded in StemSpan SFEM media to increase cell numbers. After expansion, the cells were split and plated in either endothelial or mesenchymal promoting conditions. Phenotype analysis was performed via qPCR. RESULTS There was no significant difference in the number of PBMCs and CD34-positive cells between refractory and non-refractory nvAMD subjects. The growth pattern distribution between endothelial and mesenchymal media conditions were very similar between refractory and non-refractory subjects. qPCR and immunostaining demonstrated positive expression of endothelial markers in endothelial media, and markers such as NG2 and $\alpha$SMA in mesenchymal media. However, analysis of subsequent samples from AMD subjects demonstrated high variability in both the numbers and differentiation properties of this cell population. CONCLUSIONS CD34+ cells can be isolated from nvAMD subjects and show both endothelial and pericyte-like characteristics after differentiation in certain media conditions. However, nvAMD subjects show high variability in both numbers of cells and differentiation characteristics in repeat sampling. This variability highlights the importance of taking multiple samples from nvAMD subjects for any clinical trials focused on biomarkers for the disease.
Stem cells and development 2014 JUL

A simple, cost-effective but highly efficient system for deriving ventricular cardiomyocytes from human pluripotent stem cells.

Weng Z et al.


Self-renewable human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) serve as a potential unlimited ex vivo source of human cardiomyocytes (CMs) for cell-based disease modeling and therapies. Although recent advances in directed differentiation protocols have enabled more efficient derivation of hPSC-derived CMs with an efficiency of ∼50%-80% CMs and a final yield of ∼1-20 CMs per starting undifferentiated hPSC, these protocols are often not readily transferrable across lines without first optimizing multiple parameters. Further, the resultant populations are undefined for chamber specificity or heterogeneous containing mixtures of atrial, ventricular (V), and pacemaker derivatives. Here we report a highly cost-effective and reproducibly efficient system for deriving hPSC-ventricular cardiomyocytes (VCMs) from all five human embryonic stem cell (HES2, H7, and H9) and human induced PSC (hiPSC) (reprogrammed from human adult peripheral blood CD34(+) cells using nonintegrating episomal vectors) lines tested. Cardiogenic embryoid bodies could be formed by the sequential addition of BMP4, Rho kinase inhibitor, activin-A, and IWR-1. Spontaneously contracting clusters appeared as early as day 8. At day 16, up to 95% of cells were cTnT(+). Of which, 93%, 94%, 100%, 92%, and 92% of cardiac derivatives from HES2, H7, H9, and two iPSC lines, respectively, were VCMs as gauged by signature ventricular action potential and ionic currents (INa(+)/ICa,L(+)/IKr(+)/IKATP(+)); Ca(2+) transients showed positive chronotropic responses to $\$-adrenergic stimulation. Our simple, cost-effective protocol required the least amounts of reagents and time compared with others. While the purity and percentage of PSC-VCMs were comparable to a recently published protocol, the present yield and efficiency with a final output of up to 70 hPSC-VCMs per hPSC was up to 5-fold higher and without the need of performing line-specific optimization. These differences were discussed. The results may lead to mass production of hPSC-VCMs in bioreactors.
Blood 2011 MAR

Recombinant erythroid Kruppel-like factor fused to GATA1 up-regulates delta- and gamma-globin expression in erythroid cells.

Zhu J et al.


The β-hemoglobinopathies sickle cell disease and β-thalassemia are among the most common human genetic disorders worldwide. Hemoglobin A2 (HbA2, α₂δ₂) and fetal hemoglobin (HbF, α₂γ₂) both inhibit the polymerization of hemoglobin S, which results in erythrocyte sickling. Expression of erythroid Kruppel-like factor (EKLF) and GATA1 is critical for transitioning hemoglobin from HbF to hemoglobin A (HbA, α₂β₂) and HbA2. The lower levels of δ-globin expression compared with β-globin expression seen in adulthood are likely due to the absence of an EKLF-binding motif in the δ-globin proximal promoter. In an effort to up-regulate δ-globin to increase HbA2 expression, we created a series of EKLF-GATA1 fusion constructs composed of the transactivation domain of EKLF and the DNA-binding domain of GATA1, and then tested their effects on hemoglobin expression. EKLF-GATA1 fusion proteins activated δ-, γ-, and β-globin promoters in K562 cells, and significantly up-regulated δ- and γ-globin RNA transcript and protein expression in K562 and/or CD34(+) cells. The binding of EKLF-GATA1 fusion proteins at the GATA1 consensus site in the δ-globin promoter was confirmed by chromatin immunoprecipitation assay. Our studies demonstrate that EKLF-GATA1 fusion proteins can enhance δ-globin expression through interaction with the δ-globin promoter, and may represent a new genetic therapeutic approach to β-hemoglobinopathies.
Blood 2011 APR

Overexpression of IL-3Rα on CD34+CD38- stem cells defines leukemia-initiating cells in Fanconi anemia AML.

Du W et al.


Patients with Fanconi anemia (FA) have a high risk of developing acute myeloid leukemia (AML). In this study, we attempted to identify cell-surface markers for leukemia-initiating cells in FA-AML patients. We found that the IL-3 receptor-α (IL-3Rα) is a promising candidate as an leukemia-initiating cell-specific antigen for FA-AML. Whereas IL-3Rα expression is undetectable on normal CD34(+)CD38(-) HSCs, it is overexpressed on CD34(+)CD38(-) cells from FA patients with AML. We examined the leukemia-initiating cell activity of IL-3Rα-positive FA-AML cells in a humanized" FA xenotransplant model in which we separated AML cells into IL-3Rα-positive and IL-3Rα-negative CD34 fractions and transplanted them into irradiated recipient mice. In all 3 FA-AML samples�
Cancer research 2010 OCT

Expression of the transcriptional repressor Gfi-1 is regulated by C/EBPalpha and is involved in its proliferation and colony formation-inhibitory effects in p210BCR/ABL-expressing cells.

Lidonnici MR et al.


Ectopic expression of CAAT/enhancer binding protein α (C/EBPα) in p210BCR/ABL-expressing cells induces granulocytic differentiation, inhibits proliferation, and suppresses leukemogenesis. To dissect the molecular mechanisms underlying these biological effects, C/EBPα-regulated genes were identified by microarray analysis in 32D-p210BCR/ABL cells. One of the genes whose expression was activated by C/EBPα in a DNA binding-dependent manner in BCR/ABL-expressing cells is the transcriptional repressor Gfi-1. We show here that C/EBPα interacts with a functional C/EBP binding site in the Gfi-1 5'-flanking region and enhances the promoter activity of Gfi-1. Moreover, in K562 cells, RNA interference-mediated downregulation of Gfi-1 expression partially rescued the proliferation-inhibitory but not the differentiation-inducing effect of C/EBPα. Ectopic expression of wild-type Gfi-1, but not of a transcriptional repressor mutant (Gfi-1P2A), inhibited proliferation and markedly suppressed colony formation but did not induce granulocytic differentiation of BCR/ABL-expressing cells. By contrast, Gfi-1 short hairpin RNA-tranduced CD34(+) chronic myeloid leukemia cells were markedly more clonogenic than the scramble-transduced counterpart. Together, these studies indicate that Gfi-1 is a direct target of C/EBPα required for its proliferation and survival-inhibitory effects in BCR/ABL-expressing cells.