Apoptosis. A Practical Approach by George P. Studzinski

By George P. Studzinski

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Wash the pellets with 70% ethanol and repeat the centrifugation step. 8. Aspirate the supernatant and air-dry the pellet. 9. Dissolve the pellet in TE buffer. 10. Take an aliquot for spectrophotometric readings at 260 and 280 nm. 11. The DNA extract obtained as described here can be used for part B. 13 George P. Studzinski Protocol 1. Continued B. g. p72, 16S ribosomal RNA; see ref. g. c-myc) (Oncor) . EcoRI (Gibco BRL) • Hindlll (Gibco BRL) . 2 M Method 1. 5 U/ug DNA) for 8 h 37 °C. 2. Treat the reaction mixture with 2 units of DNase-free RNase for 1 h at 37°C.

Within the well-ordered intestinal epithelium, the denominator can be determined reasonably accurately. e. tumours and hair follicles, cell counts will be less accurate. Also, in heterogeneous tissue such as tumours, there can be variation in the rates of cell proliferation and cell death in different regions of the tissue. Consequently, it can be useful to determine the ratio of the apoptotic index in relation to the proliferation index (cell in S phase, measured by bromodeoxyuridine or tritiated thymidine incorporation) or the mitotic index (MI).

6. Selection of methods There are no infallible guidelines on how to chose a procedure that is ideal for the study of apoptosis and its manifestations. The first basic rule is to consider the objective of the study. g. trypan blue exclusion or permeability to propidium iodide. • If it is to be demonstrated that apoptosis is the mode of cell death that has taken place, simple morphology gives an excellent indication of this process, 11 George P. Studzinski both in vitro and in vivo, though it is more fashionable to include more expensive procedures such as TUNEL or annexin V studies.

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