Apoptosis -- no direct responses

Margaret Tropea mtropea at nih.gov
Mon Mar 19 12:06:10 EST 2001

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>Hi All,
>    I agree with you, Derek. I will not answer questions where the person
>obviously has done no work at all. The discussion on replys has taken place

>before. I understood that the questioner would place a synopsis on the
>board. Requesting a list from the questioner sounds like a good idea as
>At 12:20 PM 3/15/2001 -0500, Derek Schulze wrote:
>>Two things here:
>>You are more likely to get responses to your question if you ask more
>>specific questions.  If you want to work with Annexin V first go to the
>>literature and see what has been done with your cell type.
>>Some key things to think of to begin with though:
>>-AV works best with non adherent cell lines because trypsinizing can
>>PS on the outer plasma membrane leaflet giving false positives.
>>-think of a good positive control that is appropriate for your cells
>>(ceramide treatment, serum starvation or anti-FAS etc...)
>>-optimize your concentration and exposure time for whatever method if
>>inducement you are going to use so as to minimize necrosis
>>-if it is appropriate confirm your outcomes with a fluorescence microscope

>>(only really good for later apoptosis - nuclear fragmentation)
>>-AV is generally used for very early apoptosis signals, for more precises
>>results you might consider doing a tunnel assay (tdt labelling of DNA
>>fragments with BrdU-FITC) for slightly later apoptosis events.
>>People not responding directly to questions may have to do with the fact
>>that when the reply button is hit the email from the postee is presented
>>NOT the mailing list.  This should be changed so that the mailing list is
>>presented first.  I have to hit "reply to all" in order to get the mailing

>>list address to show up.  Maybe this has something to do with how I have
>>Eudora set up but I can't see anything obvious.
>>> > On Mon, 12 Mar 2001, Ashman, Margarita wrote:
>>> >
>>> > >
>>> > > Does anyone have experience with annexin V for running apoptosis
>>> > >
>>> > > Thanks
>>> > >
>>> > > Margarita Ashman
>>> > > mashman at med.miami.edu
>>> > >
>>> >
>>Derek Schulze
>>Cancer Research Labs
>>Queen's University
>>353 Botterell Hall
>>Kingston, ON, K7L 3N6
>>(613) 533-6635
>Paula Fukushima
>Flow Cytometry
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Margaret M. Tropea
Critical Care Medicine Department
National Institutes of Health
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