Autophagy assay cell type - GL15

As autophagy is a multi-step process which includes not just the formation of autophagosomes, but most importantly, flux through the entire system, including the degradation upon fusion with lysosomes, which makes it quite challenging for detection. There are several methods for detection in mammalian cells, including immunoblotting analysis of LC3 and p62 and detection of autophagosome formation/maturation by fluorescence microscopy, Currently, there is no single “gold standard” for determining the autophagic activity that is applicable in every experimental context, hence it is recommended to go for the combined use of multiple methods to accurately assess the autophagic activity in any given biological setting.

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Intercalates between DNA/RNA and used to analyze mitochondria and Lysosomal content by flow cytometry.
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Stain the cells with 2 μg/ml acridine orange (AO) in phosphate buffered saline for 15 min at 37 °C and immediately analyze with a fluorescence microscope
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Highly potent inhibitor for mTOR and DNA-PK while inhibits PI3-K only at much higher concentration
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Culture the cells in DMEM medium containing 250nM Torin1
LC3A/B (D3U4C) XP® Rabbit mAb

Cell Signaling Technology

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Gives distinct bands corresponding to LC3I and LC3II
Protocol tips
1:1000 dilution for primary antibody
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