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Coat the Plate:

  1. Dilute Low-Endotoxin/Azide-Free sterile unlabeled capture antibody (BioLegend’s LEAF™ format antibodies are specifically designed for this assay) to a final concentration of 0.5–4 μg/ml in sterile Coating Buffer and transfer 100 μl/well to a high affinity binding PVDF membrane ELISPOT plate (e.g., Millipore; Cat. No. MAIPS-4510).
  2. Store plates overnight in humidified box at 4°C or at 37°C for ≥ 4 hours in humidified atmosphere.

Block the Plate:

  1. Wash plate 3 times with sterile PBS, 200 μl/well.
  2. Add 200 μl/well of sterile Blocking Buffer.
  3. Seal plate and incubate at room temperature for ≥ 1 hour.
  4. Wash plate 3 times with sterile PBS, 200 μl/well. Set-Up Tissue Culture and Add Antigen or Mitogen:
  5. Add appropriate sterile antigen or mitogen solution diluted in appropriate sterile tissue culture medium (TC) to ELISPOT plate, 100 μl/well.
  6. Add cells diluted in sterile TC medium, 100 μl/well. Use 50,000-500,000 cells/ well (the minimum number of cells should be determined in preliminary experiments).
  7. Seal plate and incubate at 37°C 5% CO2 in humidified atmosphere for the optimum stimulation period. BioLegend recommends a 24 hour incubation for IFN-γ, IL-2, and TNF-α, and a 48 hour incubation period for IL-4, IL-5, and IL-10 for most activation conditions.

Add Detection Antibody:

  1. Wash plate 3 times with PBS, 200 μl/well.
  2. Wash plate 3 times with PBS-Tween, 200 μl/well.
  3. Add 100 μl/well of diluted biotinylated detection antibody at 0.25-2 μg/ml in PBS-Tween-BSA.
  4. Seal the plate and incubate at 4°C overnight, or 2 hr at room temperature.

Add Avidin-Horseradish Peroxidase (Av-HRP):

  1. Wash plate 4 times with PBS-Tween, 200 μl/well.
  2. Add 100 μl per well of the Av-HRP conjugate (Cat. No. 405103) or other enzyme conjugate diluted to its pre-determined optimal concentration in PBS-Tween-BSA (usually between 1/500 – 1/2000).

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