Journal article

ISOLATION OF MOUSE BONE-MARROW NEUTROPHILS BY LIGHT SCATTER AND AUTOFLUORESCENCE

SM WATT, AW BURGESS, D METCALF, FL BATTYE

JOURNAL OF HISTOCHEMISTRY & CYTOCHEMISTRY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 1980

Abstract

Murine bone marrow and blood cells have been analyzed and fractionated using an automated FACS II cell sorter. Using visible light scattered in the direction of (0 degrees) and perpendicular to (90 degrees) the laser beam it was possible to enrich for neutrophils (84%), immature myeloid cells (47%), and monocytes (78%). The enrichment for neutrophils was improved to 92% by using the light scattered by ultraviolet laser light (ca.360 nm). The autofluorescence at these wavelengths proved useful for obtaining further enrichment (to 97%). Indeed, three parameter sorting with 0 degrees and 90 degrees light scatter as well as autofluorescence also allowed the separation of lymphocytes (95%) and im..

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