Journal article

NYLON WOOL COLUMN FRACTIONATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF FELINE LYMPHOCYTE SUBPOPULATIONS

KM THAM, MJ STUDDERT

VETERINARY IMMUNOLOGY AND IMMUNOPATHOLOGY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 1985

Abstract

Feline separated mononuclear cells (SMC) were obtained from peripheral blood by ficoll-diatrizoate gradient separation. SMC were further fractionated on nylon wool columns into nylon wool adherent cells (NWAC) and nylon wool effluent cells (NWEC). The three cell populations, SMC, NWAC and NWEC, were characterised using direct immunofluorescent staining for surface immunoglobulin (sIg) as a B cell marker and neuramidase treated guinea pig erythrocyte-rosette formation (E-rosettes) and mitogen-induced lymphocyte blastogenesis (LB) as possible T-cell markers. Feline SMC consisted of 30.1 +/- 4.0% sIg+ cells 36.6 + 5.4% E-rosette forming cells and 33.3% null cells i.e. cells which were sIg- and ..

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