Isolation of murine spermatogenic cells using a violet-excited cell-permeable DNA binding dye

Yu Han Yeh, Mengwen Hu, Toshinori Nakagawa, Akihiko Sakashita, Shosei Yoshida, So Maezawa, Satoshi H. Namekawa

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Isolation of meiotic spermatocytes is essential to investigate molecular mechanisms underlying meiosis and spermatogenesis. Although there are established cell isolation protocols using Hoechst 33342 staining in combination with fluorescence-activated cell sorting, it requires cell sorters equipped with an ultraviolet laser. Here we describe a cell isolation protocol using the DyeCycle Violet (DCV) stain, a low cytotoxicity DNA binding dye structurally similar to Hoechst 33342. DCV can be excited by both ultraviolet and violet lasers, which improves the flexibility of equipment choice, including a cell sorter not equipped with an ultraviolet laser. Using this protocol, one can isolate three live-cell subpopulations in meiotic prophase I, including leptotene/ zygotene, pachytene, and diplotene spermatocytes, as well as post-meiotic round spermatids. We also describe a protocol to prepare single-cell suspension from mouse testes. Overall, the procedure requires a short time to complete (4-5 hours depending on the number of needed cells), which facilitates many downstream applications.

本文言語English
論文番号e61666
ページ(範囲)1-13
ページ数13
ジャーナルJournal of Visualized Experiments
2021
167
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2021 1月
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 神経科学(全般)
  • 化学工学(全般)
  • 生化学、遺伝学、分子生物学(全般)
  • 免疫学および微生物学(全般)

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