Isolation of individual cells and tissues from electroporated sea squirt (Ciona) embryos by fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS)

Lionel Christiaen, Eileen Wagner, Weiyang Shi, Michael Levine

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This protocol describes the dissociation of electroporated sea squirt (Ciona) embryos and the subsequent isolation of individual cells, cell lineages, and tissues, using fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS). Sorted samples can be used for RNA extraction and reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) or microarray analysis. Alternatively, dissociated samples can be used for the subsequent culturing and/or chemical treatment of isolated embryonic cells. This method permits the identification of effector genes responsible for changes in cell shape, polarity, or motility in a given tissue.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalCold Spring Harbor Protocols
Volume4
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009

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Cell Separation
Sorting
Oceans and Seas
Flow Cytometry
Embryonic Structures
Fluorescence
Cells
Tissue
Cell Polarity
Cell Shape
Polymerase chain reaction
RNA-Directed DNA Polymerase
Cell Lineage
Microarray Analysis
Microarrays
Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction
Cell Movement
Genes
RNA

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Isolation of individual cells and tissues from electroporated sea squirt (Ciona) embryos by fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS). / Christiaen, Lionel; Wagner, Eileen; Shi, Weiyang; Levine, Michael.

In: Cold Spring Harbor Protocols, Vol. 4, No. 12, 2009.

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