The Separation of Immunocyte Subpopulations by Use of Various Lectins

  • Toshiaki Osawa
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 228)


Recent development in immunology has revealed that immune responses can develop only after complicated cell-cell interactions between various subpopulations of immune-competent cells. Elucidation of the molecular mechanisms of these cell-cell interactions requires the separation of these cell subpopulations, and precise knowledge on their biological characteristics and on the factors secreted by them which mediate the cell-cell interactions. Furthermore, for the treatment of diseases which are caused by or at least related to a functional abnormality of certain subpopulation of immunocytes, adoptive transfer of the cell subpopulation in question may be effective.


Spleen Cell Sialic Acid Residue Mixed Lymphocyte Culture Mouse Spleen Cell Dolichos Biflorus Agglutinin 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Toshiaki Osawa
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  1. 1.Division of Chemical Toxicology and Immunochemistry Faculty of Pharmaceutical SciencesUniversity of ToykoToykoJapan

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