Strategic Reserves

  • L. G. Lajtha
Conference paper


New methodologies—particularly the combination of flow cytometry and the use of monoclonal antibodies — as adjuncts to existing techniques for the analysis of the various subpopulations of haemopoietic cells are becoming availabe. These enable a significant advance in understanding and monitoring haemopoietic mechanisms, both in normal and in abnormal states. With this help, a functional measurement of the proliferation and differentiating capacity of haemopoietic tissues is becoming possible.

Key Words

Stem cells Committed precursors Proliferative capacity Receptors Monoclonal antibodies. 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. G. Lajtha
    • 1
  1. 1.Paterson LaboratoriesChristie Hospital and Holt Radium InstituteManchesterUK

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