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Super-Resolution Imaging of NK Cell Immunological Synapse Formation on a Supported Lipid Bilayer

This video demonstrates a technique for visualizing the formation of the immunological synapse in natural killer (NK) cells on a supported lipid bilayer (SLB). The SLB is first labeled with a fluorophore-tagged NK cell activating receptor ligand, followed by incubation with NK cells. Subsequently, the cells are stained for polymerized actin and perforin-positive lytic granules. This approach enables the visualization of synapse formation using stimulated emission depletion (STED) microscopy.

1. Preparation of Liposomes

  1. Calculate the amount of chloroform-suspended stock solutions of 1,2-dioleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DOPC) and 1,2-dioleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine-N-cap biotinyl (Biotin-PE) to make diluted stocks at the desired final concentration. To make final concentrations of 400 μM DOPC and 80 μM Biotin-PE phospholipids at 10 ml each, start by placing 629 μl of 10 mg/ml DOPC and 88 μl 10 mg/ml Biotin-PE into separate glass chromatography tub.......

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