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    Flow Cytometry Assay for Recycling of LFA-1 in T-lymphocytes
    Authors:  Katarzyna Potrzebowska, Janne Lehtonen, Malin Samuelsson and Lena Svensson, date: 12/05/2018, view: 997, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] To enable cells to move forward, cell surface integrins are internalized into an endosomal compartment and subsequently intracellularly transported to be re-exposed at a new site on the cell membrane. Leukocytes are the fastest migrating cell type in the human body, which express the leukocyte-specific integrin LFA-1. Here, we describe a flow ...
    Identification and Quantitation of Leukocyte Populations in Human Kidney Tissue by Multi-parameter Flow Cytometry
    [Abstract] Inflammatory immune cells play direct pathological roles in cases of acute kidney injury (AKI) and chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, the identification and characterization of distinct populations of leukocytes in human kidney biopsies have been confounded by the limitations of immunohistochemical (IHC)-based techniques used to detect them. ...
    Immunohistochemical Identification of Human Skeletal Muscle Macrophages
    [Abstract] Macrophages have well-characterized roles in skeletal muscle repair and regeneration. Relatively little is known regarding the role of resident macrophages in skeletal muscle homeostasis, extracellular matrix remodeling, growth, metabolism and adaptation to various stimuli including exercise and training. Despite speculation into macrophage ...
    Visualization of RNA at the Single Cell Level by Fluorescent in situ Hybridization Coupled to Flow Cytometry
    Authors:  Alice Coillard and Elodie Segura, date: 06/20/2018, view: 2215, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] The protocol described here has been developed to detect RNA at the single cell level. Fluorescent probes hybridize to target RNAs and are detected by flow cytometry after multiple amplification steps. Different types of RNA can be detected such as mRNA, long noncoding RNA, viral RNA or telomere RNA and up to 4 different target probes can be used ...
    Analysing Temporal Dynamics of T Cell Division in vivo Using Ki67 and BrdU Co-labelling by Flow Cytometry
    Authors:  Thea Hogan, Andrew Yates and Benedict Seddon, date: 12/20/2017, view: 4404, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] This protocol was developed to increase the richness of information available from in vivo T cell proliferation studies. DNA labelling techniques such as BrdU incorporation allow precise control of label administration and withdrawal, so that the division history of a population can be tracked in detail over long timeframes (days-weeks). ...
    Thermal Stability of Heterotrimeric pMHC Proteins as Determined by Circular Dichroism Spectroscopy
    [Abstract] T cell receptor (TCR) recognition of foreign peptide fragments, presented by peptide major histocompatibility complex (pMHC), governs T-cell mediated protection against pathogens and cancer. Many factors govern T-cell sensitivity, including the affinity of the TCR-pMHC interaction and the stability of pMHC on the surface of antigen presenting ...
    Lung Section Staining and Microscopy
    Authors:  Xiaofeng Zhou and Bethany B Moore, date: 05/20/2017, view: 10535, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] Our protocol describes immunofluorescent staining, hematoxylin and eosin staining and Masson’s trichrome staining on lung sections.
    MHC Class II Tetramer Labeling of Human Primary CD4+ T Cells from HIV Infected Patients
    [Abstract] Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) tetramers have been used for two decades to detect, isolate and characterize T cells specific for various pathogens and tumor antigens. In the context of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection, antigen-specific CD8+ T cells have been extensively studied ex vivo, as they can be ...
    Isolation of Highly Pure Primary Mouse Alveolar Epithelial Type II Cells by Flow Cytometric Cell Sorting
    Authors:  Meenal Sinha and Clifford A. Lowell, date: 11/20/2016, view: 11743, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] In this protocol, we describe the method for isolating highly pure primary alveolar epithelial type II (ATII) cells from lungs of naïve mice. The method combines negative selection for a variety of lineage markers along with positive selection for EpCAM, a pan-epithelial cell marker. This method yields 2-3 x 106 ATII cells per mouse ...
    Flow Cytometry of Lung and Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid Cells from Mice Challenged with Fluorescent Aspergillus Reporter (FLARE) Conidia
    Authors:  Anupam Jhingran, Shinji Kasahara and Tobias M Hohl, date: 09/20/2016, view: 7924, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] Aspergillus fumigatus is a ubiquitous fungal pathogen that forms airborne conidia. The process of restricting conidial germination into hyphae by lung leukocytes is critical in determining infectious outcomes. Tracking the outcome of conidia-host cell encounters in vivo is technically challenging and an obstacle to understanding ...



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