Protocols & Troubleshooting Guides

Immunohistochemistry, Western Blot, Enzyme Assays and other protocols

Apoptosis Assays

Caspase Activity Assays for Inhibitors of Apoptosis & Mitochondrial Proteins
Preparation of the Samples for Cytochrome c ELISA
Recombinant Human Bcl-2 Cytochrome c Release Assay
Recombinant Human Bcl-x
Recombinant Human Bcl-xL Cytochrome c Release
Recombinant Human BID Cytochrome c Release Assay
Recombinant Human BIM-L Cytochrome c Release Assay
Recombinant Human Caspase-8-cleaved BID Cytochrome c Release Assay
Recombinant Mouse Bcl-x
Recombinant Mouse Bcl-xL Cytochrome c Release Assay
Recombinant Mouse BID Cytochrome c Release Assay
Recombinant Mouse Caspase-8-cleaved BID Cytochrome c Release Assay

Enzyme Assays

Enzyme Activity Assays using Fluorogenic Peptide Substrates
Inhibition of Calcineurin Phosphatase Activity
Recombinant Human ACE-2 Assay
Recombinant Human BMP-1/PCP Assay
Recombinant Human Carbohydrate Sulfotransferase 1/CHST1 Activity Assay
Recombinant Human Carbohydrate Sulfotransferase 2/CHST2 Activity Assay
Recombinant Human Carbohydrate Sulfotransferase 4/CHST4 Activity Assay
Recombinant Human Carbohydrate Sulfotransferase 6/CHST6 Activity Assay
Recombinant Human GalNAc4S-6ST/BRAG Activity Assay
Recombinant Human Meprin alpha Subunit/MEP1A Assay
Recombinant Human Sulfate 6-O-Sulfotransferase 1/HS6ST1 Activity Assay
Recombinant Mouse ACE-2 Assay
Recombinant Mouse Carbohydrate Sulfotransferase 1/CHST1 Activity Assay
Recombinant Mouse Carbohydrate Sulfotransferase 5/CHST5 Activity Assay
Recombinant Mouse Carbohydrate Sulfotransferase 7/CHST7 Activity Assay
Recombinant Mouse Heparan Sulfate 6-O-Sulfotransferase-3/HS6ST3 Activity Assay
Sulfotransferase Activity Assays

Flow Cytometry

Analysis of Cell Viability using 7-Amino Actinomycin D (7-AAD)
Flow Cytometry Protocol for Analysis of Cell Viability using Propidium Iodide
Flow Cytometry Protocol for Staining Intracellular Molecules using Alcohol to Permeabilize the Cell Membrane
Flow Cytometry Protocol for Staining Intracellular Molecules using Detergents to Permeabilize the Cell Membrane
Flow Cytometry Protocol for Staining Membrane-associated Proteins in Suspended Cells
Troubleshooting Guide: Fluorokine Flow Cytometry Kits

ICC/IHC Protocols

Antigen Retrieval Methods
Appropriate Fixation of IHC/ICC Samples
Designing a Successful IHC/ICC Experiment
Detection & Visualization of Antibody Binding
Preparing Samples for IHC/ICC Experiments
Preventing Non-specific Staining
Primary Antibody Selection & Optimization
Protocol for Heat-Induced Epitope Retrieval (HIER)
Protocol for Making a 4% Formaldehyde Solution in PBS
Protocol for the Preparation & Fixation of Cells on Coverslips
Protocol for the Preparation of Gelatin-coated Slides for Histological Tissue Sections
The Importance of IHC/ICC Controls

Immunocytochemistry (ICC) Protocols

Protocol for the Preparation and Fluorescent ICC Staining of Cells on Coverslips
Protocol for the Preparation and Fluorescent ICC Staining of Non-adherent Cells
Protocol for the Preparation and Fluorescent ICC Staining of Stem Cells on Coverslips

Immunohistochemistry (IHC) Protocols

Protocol for the Preparation and Chromogenic IHC Staining of Frozen Tissue Sections
Protocol for the Preparation and Fluorescent IHC Staining of Frozen Tissue Sections
Protocol for the Preparation and Chromogenic IHC Staining of Paraffin-embedded Tissue Sections
Protocol for the Preparation and Fluorescent IHC Staining of Paraffin-embedded Tissue Sections
Troubleshooting Guide: Immunohistochemistry

Immunology

CD4+ CD25+ Regulatory T Cell Isolation from PBMC or Splenocyte Preparations by Magnetic Selection
CD4+ T Cell Isolation from PBMC or Splenocyte Preparations by Magnetic Selection
CD4+ T Cell Isolation from PBMC or Splenocyte Preparations by T Cell Enrichment Column
Leukocyte Preparation Protocol
Protocol for the Characterization of Human Regulatory T Cells
Protocol for the Characterization of Human Th22 Cells
Protocol for the Characterization of Human Th9 Cells
Protocol for the Differentiation and Characterization of Human Th1 Cells
Protocol for the Differentiation and Characterization of Human Th17 Cells
Protocol for the Differentiation and Characterization of Human Th2 Cells

Proteome Profiler Arrays

LI-COR Data Examples for Human Adipokine Array Kit
LI-COR Data Examples for Human Angiogenesis Array Kit
LI-COR Data Examples for Rat Cytokine Array Panel A

Stem Cell Protocols

Adipogenic Differentiation of Human/Mouse Mesenchymal Stem Cells
Chondrogenic Differentiation of Human/Mouse Mesenchymal Stem Cells
Culturing BG01V Human Embryonic Stem Cells on Irradiated Mouse Embryonic Fibroblasts (iMEF)
Culturing BG01V Human Embryonic Stem Cells with Mouse Embryonic Fibroblast (MEF)-Conditioned Media
Culturing Mouse Cortical Stem Cells: Expansion using the Neurosphere System
Culturing Rat Cortical Stem Cells: Expansion using the Monolayer System
Culturing Rat Cortical Stem Cells: Expansion using the Neurosphere System
Definitive Endoderm Differentiation of BG01V Human Embryonic Stem Cells
Endoderm, Ectoderm, and Mesoderm Differentiation of BG01V Human Embryonic Stem Cells
Mouse Hematopoietic Lineage Depletion
Osteogenic Differentiation of Human/Mouse Mesenchymal Stem Cells
Procedure for Serum-Free Expansion of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells
Procedure for the Expansion of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells
Protocol for the Preparation & Fixation of Stem Cells on Coverslips
Rat Cortical Stem Cell Culture Expansion Protocol
The Human Colony Forming Cell (CFC) Assay using Methylcellulose-based Media
The Mouse Colony Forming Cell (CFC) Assay using Methylcellulose-based Media
The Mouse Pre-B Colony Forming Cell (CFC) Assay Using Methylcellulose-based Media

Ubiquitin

Determine Ubiquitin Chain Linkage
Distinguish Between Poly-ubiquitination and Multi-mono-ubiquitination
Protocol for In Vitro Ubiquitin Conjugation Reaction

Video Protocols

A Guide to the Colony Forming Cell Assay: Methods and Tips
Induction and Analysis of Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition
Profiling Changes in Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Phosphorylation using Antibody Arrays

Western Blot

Dot Blot Protocol
Troubleshooting Guide: Western Blot
Troubleshooting Guide: Western Blot Figures
Western Blot - QC Protocol
Western Blot Protocol for Cell Lysates