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ECM506 QCM Chemotaxis Cell Migration Assay, 24-well (5 µm), colorimetric

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      Catalogue NumberECM506
      Brand Family Chemicon®
      Trade Name
      • QCM
      • Chemicon
      DescriptionQCM Chemotaxis Cell Migration Assay, 24-well (5 µm), colorimetric
      OverviewAlso available: Cell Comb™ Scratch Assay! Get biochemical data from a scratch assay! Click Here

      Cell migration is a fundamental function of normal cellular processes, including embryonic development, angiogenesis, wound healing, immune response, and inflammation (1, 2). Most cells are sized from 30 to 50 µm can migrate through 3 to 10 µm pore. Microporous membrane inserts are widely used for cell migration and invasion assays. The most widely accepted of which is the Boyden Chamber assay. The Boyden Chamber system uses a hollow plastic chamber, sealed at one end with a porous membrane. This chamber is suspended over a larger well which may contain medium and/or chemoattractants. Cells are placed inside the Chamber and allowed to migrate through the pores, to the other side of the membrane. Migratory cells are then stained and counted. Most migration assays utilize an 8 µm pore size, as this is appropriate for most cell types, e.g. epithelial and fibroblast cells. The Millipore 5 µm QCM™ Chemotaxis Assay 24-well- colorimetric utilizes a 5 µm pore size, which is appropriate for a subset of fibroblast cells or cancer cells such as NIH-3T3 and MDA-MAB 231 cells. Cells migrated toward chemoattractants were measured by crystal violet, a nucleic dye, and quantified by spectrophotometers. The system may be adapted to study different types of cell migration, including haptotaxis, random migration, and chemokinesis.
      The Millipore QCM™ 5 µm Chemotaxis Assay 24-well-colorimetric provides a quick and efficient system for quantitative determination of various factors on cell migration, including screening of pharmacological agents, evaluation of integrins or other adhesion receptors responsible for cell migration, or analysis of gene function in transfected cells.
      In addition, Chemicon continues to provide numerous migration, invasion, and adhesion products including:
      • QCM™ 8µm 24-well Chemotaxis Cell Migration Assays (ECM508, 509)
      • QCM™ 5µm 24-well Chemotaxis Cell Migration Assay- Fluorometric (ECM507)
      • QCM™ 8µm 96-well Chemotaxis Cell Migration Assay (ECM510)
      • QCM™ 5µm 96-well Chemotaxis Cell Migration Assay (ECM512)
      • QCM™ 3µm 96-well Chemotaxis Cell Migration Assay (ECM515)
      • QCM™ 96-well ECMatrix™ Cell Invasion Assay (ECM555)
      • QCM™ 96-well Collagen-based Cell Invasion Assay (ECM556)
      Materials Required but Not Delivered1. 96-well ELISA plate.
      2. Precision pipettes: sufficient for aliquoting cells.
      3. Harvesting Buffer: EDTA or trypsin based cell detachment buffer, or other cell detachment formulations as optimized by individual investigators. Millipore's ready-to-use non-mammalian detachment solution, Accutase™ (Cat. No. SCR005) is recommended.
      Note: Trypsin cell detachment buffer maybe required for strongly adherent cell lines, but can strip cell surface proteins. Allow sufficient time for cell receptor recovery.
      4. Tissue culture growth medium appropriate for subject cells.
      5. Quenching Buffer: Serum-free medium such as DMEM or RPMI-1640, containing 5% BSA
      Note: Quenching Buffer must contain sufficient divalent cations (Mg 2+ or Ca 2+) to quench EDTA in the Harvesting Buffer.
      6. Chemoattractants (eg. 10% FBS) or pharmacological agents for addition to culture medium, if screening is desired.
      7. Sterile PBS or HBSS to wash cells.
      8. Distilled water.
      9. Low speed centrifuge and tubes for cell harvesting.
      10. CO2 incubator appropriate for subject cells.
      11. Hemocytometer or other means of counting cells.
      12. Trypan blue or equivalent viability stain.
      13. Spectrophotometer (microplate reader).
      14. Sterile cell culture hood.
      Product Information
      • Sterile 5 µm 24-well Cell Migration Plate Assembly: (Part No. 2005708) Two 24-well plates with 12 inserts per plate (24 inserts total/kit).
      • Cell Stain: (Part No. 90144) one 20 ml.
      • Extraction buffer: (Part No. 90145) one 20ml.
      • Cotton Swaps: (Part No. 10202) 50 each.
      • Forceps: (Part No. 10203) One each.
      Detection methodChromogenic
      Quality LevelMQ100
      ApplicationThis 3 um QCM Chemotaxis Assay 24-well plate -colorimetric is performed in a Migration Chamber, based on the Boyden chamber principle.
      Key Applications
      • Activity Assay
      Application NotesThe Millipore 5 µm QCM™ Chemotaxis Assay 24-well-colorimetric is performed in a Migration Chamber, based on the Boyden chamber principle. The 5 µm pore size of this assay's Boyden chambers is appropriate for studying a subset of fibroblast or cancer cell migration. The quantitative nature of this assay is useful for screening of pharmacological agents. Each kit provides sufficient materials for the evaluation of 24 samples.

      The Millipore 5 µm QCM™ Chemotaxis Assay 24-well-colorimetric is intended for research use only; not for diagnostic applications.
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      Usage Statement
      • Unless otherwise stated in our catalog or other company documentation accompanying the product(s), our products are intended for research use only and are not to be used for any other purpose, which includes but is not limited to, unauthorized commercial uses, in vitro diagnostic uses, ex vivo or in vivo therapeutic uses or any type of consumption or application to humans or animals.
      Storage and Shipping Information
      Storage ConditionsThe 5 µm 24-well Cell Migration Plate and forceps are stored at room temperature. Cell stain and extraction buffer can be store at 2° to 8°C up to the expiration date. Do not freeze any components.
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      Material Size1 plate
      Material Package24 wells
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