Methanol Fixation of Cells for Single Cell RNA Sequencing

Demonstrated Protocol, Last Modified on April 19, 2019, Permalink

CG000136_Demonstrated_Protocol_MethanolFixationCells_Rev C.pdf


This protocol outlines methanol fixation and rehydration of single cell suspensions for use with 10x Genomics Single Cell protocols. The protocol was demonstrated with Jurkat T lymphocytes, embryonic brain cells, and human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PMBCs). Additional optimization may be required when working with other cell types (e.g. media type, resuspension buffer, centrifugation speed, and time). Preparation of single cell suspensions directly from solid tissues or cryopreserved samples may also require additional optimization during dissociation and/or cell handling, which is not covered here.