Hansen, Ernil and Hannig, Kurt
Antigen-specific electrophoretic cell separation (ASECS): isolation by human T and B lymphocyte subpopulations by free-flow electrophoresis after reaction with antibodies.
Journal of immunological methods 51 (2), pp. 197-208.
The electrophoretic mobility of human lymphocytes can be reduced by incubation with surface antigen specific antibodies under non-capping conditions. This renders subpopulations of human peripheral blood lymphocytes accessible to separation by free-flow electrophoresis. After reaction of lymphocyte preparations with anti-IgM antibody and a fluorescent second antibody, B lymphocytes showed a considerable shift in position in preparative cell electrophoresis and could be separated with high yield, purity and vitality. Similarly, a T cell subpopulation reactive with the monoclonal antibody T811 could be isolated, even though only small amounts of this antibody were bound, by using a double-sandwich method. Non-specific antibody uptake via Fc-receptors did not contribute to the observed shift of antibody-labelled cells to lower electrophoretic mobility. Flow cytometric analysis showed that cells were separated according to their antigen density. Thus cell electrophoresis can be used to separate antibody-labelled cells. With a flow rate of 100,000 cells/sec this method has a much higher separation capacity than fluorescence-activated cell sorting. The described method should be applicable to the separation of a wide range of cell populations for which specific antibodies are available.
|Institutions:|| Medicine > Lehrstuhl für Anästhesiologie|
|Subjects:||600 Technology > 610 Medical sciences Medicine|
|Refereed:||Yes, this version has been refereed|
|Created at the University of Regensburg:||Unknown|
|Deposited On:||05 Sep 2011 13:33|
|Last Modified:||05 Sep 2011 13:33|