H/M Pluripotent Stem Cell Multi-Color Flow Cytometry Kit

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FMC001
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H/M Pluripotent Stem Cell Multi-Color Flow Cytometry Kit Summary

Kit Summary

For the verification of stem cell pluripotency using four established markers.

Key Benefits

  • Verifies stem cell pluripotency
  • Defines starting population to reduce variability
  • Simultaneously detects four markers of pluripotency
  • Does not require the use of secondary antibodies

Why is it Important to Verify Embryonic Stem Cell Pluripotency Using Multiple Established Markers?

Identifying the sources of experimental variability is an important consideration in stem cell research where experiments are costly and time-consuming. A potential source of significant variability arises from the starting population of stem cells which can undergo phenotypic changes in culture.   See Details

Changes in stem cell potency over time can give rise to large inter-assay errors and/or contradictory data. The Human/Mouse Pluripotent Stem Cell Multi-Color Flow Cytometry Kit offers users an efficient and quantitative method to verify the pluripotency of cells by flow cytometry. Data obtained using this kit can identify and minimize experimental errors introduced by variations in the starting population of cells.

The Human/Mouse Pluripotent Stem Cell Multi-Color Flow Cytometry Kit:

  • Efficiently verifies stem cell pluripotency using four markers of pluripotency.
  • Defines the starting population to reduce experimental variability.
  • Does not require the use of secondary antibodies.
  • Includes enough reagents to perform 25 assays.

Kit Components

The Human/Mouse Pluripotent Stem Cell Multi-Color Flow Cytometry Kit includes four fluorochrome-conjugated primary antibodies, isotype controls and buffers to fix, permeabilize, and wash cells.   See Details

  • SOX2-PE (Clone 245610; mouse IgG2A)
  • Oct-3/4-APC (Clone 240408; rat IgG2B)
  • SSEA-1-PerCP (Clone MC-480; mouse IgM)
  • SSEA-4-CFS (Clone MC-813-70; mouse IgG3)
  • Mouse IgM Isotype Control
  • Mouse IgG3 Isotype Control
  • Rat IgG2B Isotype Control
  • Mouse IgG2A Isotype Control
  • Fixation/Permeabilization Buffer (with 1% formaldehyde, 8.9% saponin, and <0.05% sodium azide)
  • Permeabilization/Wash Buffer (with 10% saponin and 0.05% sodium azide)
  • Includes enough reagents to perform 25 assays

Stability and Storage

Store at 2 °C to 8 °C in the dark. Use within 6 months of receipt.

 

Data Examples


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Verification of Human BG01V Embryonic Stem Cell Pluripotency by Multi-Color Flow Cytometry. BG01V human embryonic stem cells were stained using reagents included in the Human/Mouse Pluripotent Stem Cell Multi-Color Flow Cytometry Kit (Catalog #  FMC001). Cells were simultaneously analyzed for expression of pluripotent markers including SSEA-1, SSEA-4, Oct-3/4, and SOX2 by flow cytometry. A. Flow cytometry data shows that 91.9% of BG01V human embryonic stem cells are positive for both Oct-3/4 and SSEA4 expression. B. Flow cytometry data shows that 88.5% of BG01V human embryonic stem cells are positive for SSEA-4 and negative for SSEA-1, a phenotype consistent with human embryonic stem cells. C. Flow cytometric analysis shows that BG01V human embryonic stem cells express the pluripotent marker SOX2.


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Verification of Mouse D3 Embryonic Stem Cell Pluripotency by Multi-Color Flow Cytometry. Mouse D3 embryonic stem cells were stained using reagents included in the Human/Mouse Embryonic Stem Cell Multi-Color Flow Cytometry Kit (Catalog # FMC001). Cells were analyzed for expression of pluripotent markers including SSEA-1, SSEA-4, Oct-3/4, and SOX2 by flow cytometry. A. Flow cytometric analysis shows that 91.1% of mouse D3 embryonic stem cells are positive for both Oct-3/4 and SSEA1 expression. B. Flow cytometric analysis data shows that 82.6% of mouse D3 embryonic stem cells are positive for SSEA-1 and negative for SSEA-4 a phenotype consistent with mouse embryonic stem cells. C. Flow cytometric analysis shows that mouse D3 embryonic stem cells express the pluripotent marker SOX2.

BG01V human embryonic stem cells are licensed from ViaCyte, Inc.

Product Datasheets

Preparation and Storage

Stability & Storage
Store the unopened product at 2 - 8 °C. Do not use past expiration date.

Background: Pluripotent Stem Cells

Embryonic stem (ES) cells are pluripotent stem cells derived from the inner cell mass of pre-implantation embryos. Induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells can be generated by somatic cell reprogramming following the exogenous expression of specific transcription factors (Oct-3/4, KLF4, SOX2, and c-Myc). These cell types are capable of unlimited, undifferentiated proliferation in vitro and still maintain the capacity to differentiate into a wide variety of somatic cells. In this capacity, pluripotent stem cells have widespread clinical potential for the treatments of heart disease, diabetes, spinal cord injury, and a variety of neurodegenerative disorders.

R&D Systems offers a wide range of products to support pluripotent stem cell culture and differentiation. Mouse embryonic fibroblasts may be used to maintain and expand pluripotent stem cells in an undifferentiated state. We also offer defined culture media, which are specifically optimized for use with human or rodent pluripotent stem cells. In addition, R&D Systems offers a variety of products to assess differentiation status and identify specific stem cell types of interest, including panels of marker antibodies, primer pairs, multi-color flow cytometry kits, and specialized verification kits.

Alternate Names
Pluripotent Stem Cells
⚠ WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including formaldehyde and methanol, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and reproductive toxicity with developmental effects. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Assay Procedure

Refer to the product datasheet for complete product details.

Briefly, stem cell pluripotency is assessed by flow cytometry using the following procedure:

  • Fix and permeabilize cells using Fixation/Permeabilization Buffer
  • Stain cells with fluorochrome-conjugated antibodies or isotype controls
  • Wash and resuspend cells in PBS
  • Analyze samples by flow cytometry

Reagents Provided

Reagents Supplied in the Human/Mouse Embryonic Stem Cell Multi-Color Flow Cytometry Kit (Catalog # FMC001)

  • SOX2-PE (Clone 245610; mouse IgG2A)
  • Oct-3/4-APC (Clone 240408; rat IgG2B)
  • SSEA-1-PerCP (Clone MC-480; mouse IgM)
  • SSEA-4-CFS (Clone MC-813-70; mouse IgG3)
  • Mouse IgM Isotype Control
  • Mouse IgG3 Isotype Control
  • Rat IgG2B Isotype Control
  • Mouse IgG2A Isotype Control
  • Fixation/Permeabilization Buffer (with 1% formaldehyde, 8.9% saponin, and <0.05% sodium azide)
  • Permeabilization/Wash Buffer (with 10% saponin and 0.05% sodium azide)
  • Includes enough reagents to perform 25 assays

Other Supplies Required

  • PBS or Hanks’ Balanced Salt Solution (HBSS)
 

Procedure Overview

    Intracellular Staining Protocol with Simultaneous Fixation/Permeabilization

  1. Harvest cells and wash 2 times with PBS or HBSS.

  2. Resuspend cells in Fixation/Permeabilization Buffer (approximately 5 x 105 cells/0.5 mL) and transfer to 5 mL flow cytometry tubes.
  3. Incubate cells at room temperature for 30 minutes, vortexing intermittently.

  4. Centrifuge samples at 300 x g for 5 minutes.
  5. Resuspend the pellet in 100-200 μL of Permeabilization/Wash Buffer.

  6. Add 10 µL of each fluorochrome-conjugated antibody or the corresponding isotype control antibody.
  7. Incubate the samples at room temperature for 30-40 minutes in the dark.

  8. Wash the cells in Permeabilization/Wash Buffer.
  9. Resuspend the cells in 200-400 μL of PBS.

  10. Analyze the expression of pluripotent markers simultaneously by flow cytometry.

Citations for H/M Pluripotent Stem Cell Multi-Color Flow Cytometry Kit

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  1. Efficient Generation of Non-Integration and Feeder-Free Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells from Human Peripheral Blood Cells by Sendai Virus
    Authors: H Ye, Q Wang
    Cell. Physiol. Biochem., 2018;50(4):1318-1331.  2018
  2. Derivation of human induced pluripotent stem cell line EURACi004-A from skin fibroblasts of a patient with Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy carrying the heterozygous PKP2 mutation c.2569_3018del50
    Authors: B Ermon, CB Volpato, G Cattelan, R Silipigni, M Di Segni, C Cantaloni, M Casella, PP Pramstalle, G Pompilio, E Sommariva, V Meraviglia, A Rossini
    Stem Cell Res, 2018;32(0):78-82.  2018
  3. Microfabric Vessels for Embryoid Body Formation and Rapid Differentiation of Pluripotent Stem Cells
    Sci Rep, 2016;6(0):31063.  2016
  4. Differentiation and transplantation of functional pancreatic beta cells generated from induced pluripotent stem cells derived from a type 1 diabetes mouse model.
    Authors: Jeon, Kilsoo, Lim, Hyejin, Kim, Jung-Hyu, Thuan, Nguyen V, Park, Seung Hw, Lim, Yu-Mi, Choi, Hye-Yeon, Lee, Eung-Ryo, Kim, Jin-Hoi, Lee, Myung-Sh, Cho, Ssang-Go
    Stem Cells Dev, 2012;21(14):2642-55.  2012

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