In this report, we describe a new and simple method for flow cytometric quantitation of lymphocyte numbers in lymphocute-endothelial adhesion/transendothelial migration assays. The method exploits fluorescent flow cytometer alignment beads as a counting reference. Known amounts of beads are added to samples with unknown lymphocyte numbers. Lymphocytes and a preset number of fluorescent beads are simultaneously analyzed. The total number of cells present in the sample can be subsequently calculated from the fixed ratio of added to analyzed fluorescent beads. Using this fluorescent-beads-based now cytometric cell counting of lymphocyte numbers in adhesion/migration assays, labeling of cells and other time-consuming calibration procedures are not required and anal?isis time is short. Furthermore, we demonstrate that this cell counting method can be combined with concurrent single-or double-label fluorescence flow cytometric phenotyping of adherent and migrated lymphocytes. The method was applied to the in vitro study of the effects of lymphocyte activation status and binding of bispecific antibody (directed against CD3 x tumor cell-associated antigen) on lymphocyte adhesion and transendothelial migration. (C) 1998 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)37-43
Aantal pagina's7
Nummer van het tijdschrift1
StatusPublished - 1-mei-1998

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