Spleen Tissue Homogenizer & Homogenization Protocol

Ideal for Spleen Tissue Homogenization

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  • Consistent and High Yield Results
    Run up to 24 samples at the same time under microprocessor-controlled conditions, ensuring experimental reproducibility and high yield. Process samples from 10mg or less up to 3.5g.
  • No Cross Contamination
    No part of the Bullet Blender® ever touches the spleen samples – the sample tubes are kept closed during homogenization. There are no probes to clean between samples.
  • Samples Stay Cool
    Homogenizing causes only a few degrees of heating. Our Gold models keep samples at 4°C.
  • Easy and Convenient to Use
    Just place beads and buffer along with your spleen sample in standard tubes, load tubes directly in the Bullet Blender, select time and speed, and press start.
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Bullet Blender Homogenizer

Bullet Blender settings for Spleen tissue

Sample size

See the Protocol

microcentrifuge tube model (50 to 300 mg) Small spleen samples
5mL tube model (100mg – 1g) Medium spleen samples
50mL tube model (100mg – 3.5g) Large spleen samples


Selected publications for Spleen tissue

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Falendysz, E. A., Lopera, J. G., Lorenzsonn, F., Salzer, J. S., Hutson, C. L., Doty, J., Gallardo-Romero, N., Carroll, D. S., Osorio, J. E., & Rocke, T. E. (2015). Further Assessment of Monkeypox Virus Infection in Gambian Pouched Rats (Cricetomys gambianus) Using In Vivo Bioluminescent Imaging. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 9(10), e0004130. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0004130
Rosen, D. A., Hilliard, J. K., Tiemann, K. M., Todd, E. M., Morley, S. C., & Hunstad, D. A. (2015). Klebsiella pneumoniae FimK Promotes Virulence in Murine Pneumonia. Journal of Infectious Diseases, jiv440. https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiv440
Liao, X., Ren, J., Wei, C.-H., Ross, A. C., Cecere, T. E., Jortner, B. S., Ahmed, S. A., & Luo, X. M. (2015). Paradoxical Effects of All-Trans-Retinoic Acid on Lupus-Like Disease in the MRL/lpr Mouse Model. PLOS ONE, 10(3), e0118176. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0118176
Caverly, L. J., Caceres, S. M., Fratelli, C., Happoldt, C., Kidwell, K. M., Malcolm, K. C., Nick, J. A., & Nichols, D. P. (2015). Mycobacterium abscessus Morphotype Comparison in a Murine Model. PLOS ONE, 10(2), e0117657. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0117657
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Zhang, Z., He, L., Hu, S., Wang, Y., Lai, Q., Yang, P., Yu, Q., Zhang, S., Xiong, F., Simsekyilmaz, S., Ning, Q., Li, J., Zhang, D., Zhang, H., Xiang, X., Zhou, Z., Sun, H., & Wang, C.-Y. (2015). AAL exacerbates pro-inflammatory response in macrophages by regulating Mincle/Syk/Card9 signaling along with the Nlrp3 inflammasome assembly. American Journal of Translational Research, 7(10), 1812–1825.
Hyatt, L. D., Wasserman, G. A., Rah, Y. J., Matsuura, K. Y., Coleman, F. T., Hilliard, K. L., Pepper-Cunningham, Z. A., Ieong, M., Stumpo, D. J., Blackshear, P. J., Quinton, L. J., Mizgerd, J. P., & Jones, M. R. (2014). Myeloid ZFP36L1 Does Not Regulate Inflammation or Host Defense in Mouse Models of Acute Bacterial Infection. PLoS ONE, 9(10), e109072. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0109072
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Palomares, R. A., Brock, K. V., & Walz, P. H. (2014). Differential expression of pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines during experimental infection with low or high virulence bovine viral diarrhea virus in beef calves. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology, 157(3–4), 149–154. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vetimm.2013.12.002
Melero, M., García-Párraga, D., Corpa, J., Ortega, J., Rubio-Guerri, C., Crespo, J., Rivera-Arroyo, B., & Sánchez-Vizcaíno, J. (2014). First molecular detection and characterization of herpesvirus and poxvirus in a Pacific walrus (Odobenus rosmarus divergens). BMC Veterinary Research, 10(1), 968. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12917-014-0308-2
Erickson, A. K., & Pfeiffer, J. K. (2013). Dynamic Viral Dissemination in Mice Infected with Yellow Fever Virus Strain 17D. Journal of Virology, 87(22), 12392–12397. https://doi.org/10.1128/JVI.02149-13
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Silver, A. C., Dunne, D. W., Zeiss, C. J., Bockenstedt, L. K., Radolf, J. D., Salazar, J. C., & Fikrig, E. (2013). MyD88 Deficiency Markedly Worsens Tissue Inflammation and Bacterial Clearance in Mice Infected with Treponema pallidum, the Agent of Syphilis. PLoS ONE, 8(8), e71388. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0071388
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Palomares, R. A., Walz, H. G., & Brock, K. V. (2013). Expression of type I interferon-induced antiviral state and pro-apoptosis markers during experimental infection with low or high virulence bovine viral diarrhea virus in beef calves. Virus Research, 173(2), 260–269. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.virusres.2013.02.010
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