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See detailA cost effective non-commercial ECL-solution for Western blot detections yielding strong signals and low background
Haan, Claude UL; Behrmann, Iris UL

in Journal of Immunological Methods (2007), 318(1-2), 11-9

We compared several alternative ECL solutions for Western blot detection of endogenous proteins in whole cell lysates using inexpensive, commercially available reagents. Starting from an existing protocol ... [more ▼]

We compared several alternative ECL solutions for Western blot detection of endogenous proteins in whole cell lysates using inexpensive, commercially available reagents. Starting from an existing protocol based on p-coumaric acid (pCA) as enhancer, we found that the ECL solution containing 4-iodophenylboronic acid (4IPBA) generated strong specific signals and low background chemiluminescence. We optimised the luminol, 4IPBA and hydrogenperoxide concentrations of this 4IPBA-ECL solution. The optimised 4IPBA-ECL solution (100 mM Tris/HCl pH 8.8, 1.25 mM luminol, 2 mM 4IPBA, 5.3 mM hydrogenperoxide) shows a greatly increased signal intensity compared to the initial pCA-ECL protocol and to some commercially available ECL solutions. In addition, the optimised 4IPBA-ECL solution also generates much lower background chemiluminescence than other non-commercial ECL solutions using p-coumaric acid or 4-iodophenol as enhancers. The 4IPBA-ECL solution was stable when stored but had the lowest background when prepared freshly from stock solutions. Thus, we present an optimised protocol for a well-performing inexpensive ECL solution which is an alternative to expensive commercial ECL solutions and which achieves a better signal and lower background than the commercial solutions tested. [less ▲]

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See detailHuman umbilical cord blood-derived eosinophils cultured in the presence of IL-3 and IL-5 respond to fMLP with [Ca2+]i variation and O2- production
Zardini, D. M.; Heuschling, Paul UL; Gallois, A. et al

in Journal of Immunological Methods (1997), 205(1), 1-9

In the presence of interleukin-3 and interleukin-5, eosinophil precursors from human umbilical cord blood mononuclear cells were regularly differentiated into mature eosinophil-like cells expressing ... [more ▼]

In the presence of interleukin-3 and interleukin-5, eosinophil precursors from human umbilical cord blood mononuclear cells were regularly differentiated into mature eosinophil-like cells expressing normal morphology and cyanide-resistant peroxidase. O2- production and [Ca2+]i rise were measured in these in vitro differentiated eosinophils after fMLP stimulation; with dihydrorhodamine-123 and fura-2, respectively. Umbilical cord blood-derived eosinophils responded to fMLP (0.01 nM to 3 microM) with a concentration-dependent production of O2- (EC50 = 63.1 +/- 17.2 nM; Emax = 71.0 +/- 6.2 pmol/min/10(6) cells). O2- production was correlated with an fMLP concentration-dependent increase in [Ca2+]i (EC50 = 32.5 +/- 14.9 nM; Emax = 200.0 +/- 23.9 nM). These results indicate that human umbilical cord blood-derived eosinophils demonstrate functional characteristics similar to adult human peripheral blood eosinophils after activation by fMLP. Therefore, the large numbers of eosinophils (2-3 x 10(6)/ml cord blood) which can be obtained by culture of human cord blood mononuclear cells may serve as a useful model for future studies which will provide insight into the pathogenesis of diseases associated with eosinophils. [less ▲]

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