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Int J Mol Cell Med 2012, 1(2): 88-93 Back to browse issues page
Optimization of human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) cryopreservation
Robab Nazarpour1, Ebrahim Zabihi *2, Ebrahim Alijanpour3, Zeinab Abedian1, Hamid Mehdizadeh4, Fatemeh Rahimi3
1- Cellular and Molecular Biology Research Center (CMBRC), Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran.
2- Cellular and Molecular Biology Research Center (CMBRC), Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran. , e_zabihi@yahoo.com
3- Department of Pharmacology & Physiology, School of Medicine, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran.
4- Student Research Committee, Babol university of medical Sciences, Babol, Iran.
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Cryopreservation is the method of choice for long term storage of human PBMCs. This study was designed to compare the different combinations of variables affecting the cryopreservation of PBMCs samples. The viability of PBMCs separated from 2×5 ml peripheral blood samples obtained from 16 healthy adult volunteers, were measured using trypan blue dye exclusion method just before freezing with different concentrations of DMSO (10, 15, and 20%) and FBS (40 or 70%) at two different temperatures (either 4oC or 25oC). Then after 2 weeks the cells were thawed and the viability was measured again. Also the PBMCs response to PHA was measured after 48 h using MTT assay. The effects of the different variables were calculated and compared among the groups. A total of 192 PBMCs cryotubes made from blood samples of 16 volunteers were tested. The viability of the cells obtained by the two centrifugation procedure was the same (both more than 99%). The concentration of the FBS (40 vs 70%) did not show to have significant effects on either cells viability or response to PHA. On the other hand 20% DMSO concentration and freezing temperature at 25oC decreased both cells. Based on the obtained results, it is recommended to centrifuge the PBMCs under higher revolt speed at shorter time (700 g for 20 minutes) and decrease the FBS concentration to 40%. The DMSO concentration should be kept at 10-15% and the freezing medium be cooled down to 4oC.
Keywords: PBMCs, ficol, freezing, DMSO, FBS
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Cell Biology
Received: 2012/05/28 | Accepted: 2013/09/14 | Published: 2013/09/14
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Nazarpour R, Zabihi E, Alijanpour E, Abedian Z, Mehdizadeh H, Rahimi F. Optimization of human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) cryopreservation . Int J Mol Cell Med. 2012; 1 (2) :88-93
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