By Stefan Kaufmann
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The new quantity presents a gently chosen choice of immunological suggestions for the microbiologist wishing to review host-pathogen relationships in vivo and in vitro. This multi-authored publication has succeeded in bringing jointly specialists from a variety of fields of molecular and mobile immunology who supply ready-to-use recipes for the ex vivo and in vitro research of anti-infective immunity.
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* Covers recommendations invaluable for the research of human and murine cells
* contains strategies for the prediction and resolution of MHC ligands and T mobilephone epitopes
* Describes the paintings and technological know-how of DNA vaccines
* crucial equipment for measuring human cytokine responses
* Covers isolation and propagation of dendritic cells
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Manz and M. ) Antibodies See Table 3. Preparation of low-permeability medium (gelatine) 1. Dissolve 60 g gelatine (type B, from bovine skin 75 Bloom) in PBS to a final volume of 100 ml, at 40°C. 2. Dialyse extensively against PBS and once against RPMI 1640 for several hours at 4°C. Check for toxicity by incubation with test cells. 3. Store aliquots at -20°C. Biotinylation of cells 1. Wash cells (107-108)once with PBS/BSA. Keep an aliquot (control 1). 2. 5. 3. 2-1 ml). 4. Incubate for 10 min at room temperature.
The fluorescence intensity of such beads and cells, both of which are stained under saturating conditions to eliminate affinity and valency differences, correlatesdirectly to the number of surfaceantigens. g. Quantum Simply Cellular, Sigma, St Louis, MI, USA). Cell frequency and cell count The frequency of stained subpopulations, as identified according to staining and scatter, are easily obtained by standard statistical analysis (see later). As the sample volume is not a fixed parameter in flow-cytometric analysis, absolute cell numbers have to be determined by adding a defined number of easily identifiable calibration beads to the defined total sample volume.
Wash with 1ml PBA. 6. 2-1 ml PBA for immediate analysis, or fix as described above. Indirect staining using isotype-specific reagents 1. Wash cells once with PBA (lo6cells ml-', 300g). 2. g. murine IgGJ as described, and wash. 3. g. anti-mouse IgG,), and wash once. 4. Block free binding sites with unlabelled IgG, (100 pg mlY, 10 min, on ice). g. of the murine IgG, subclass. 5. Stain with the second and third haptenized or directly conjugated antibodies as described above. Absorption of polyclonal reagents To minimize unwanted reactivities of polyclonal reagents, they can be absorbed prior to use on unstained cross-reacting cells.
Immunology of Infection by Stefan Kaufmann