Immunometabolomic Phenotyping of Motile T-Cells
The immune system and its components defend our body against diverse pathogens and help in maintaining tissue homeostasis. Immune cells are highly dynamic in terms of their growth, migration, differentiation, and effector functions, and adopt diverse metabolic configurations to respond to varying immunological challenges. Growing body of evidence suggests that metabolic pathways fuel immune cells for their functioning, including T-cell migration to the site of infection. This chapter provides detailed methodology for the efficient extraction of T-cell metabolites for successful downstream immunometabolomic profiling of motile T-lymphocytes.
Key wordsImmunometabolism Mass-spectrometry LFA-1 T-cell migration
The authors acknowledge Professor Jeremy Everett, Nanyang Technological University Singapore for reviewing this chapter. This work was supported in part by grants from Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University Singapore Start-Up Grant and the Singapore Ministry of Education (MOE) under its MOE Academic Research Fund (AcRF) Tier 1 (2014-T1-001-141) and MOE-AcRF Tier 2 (MOE2017-T2-2-004) to N.K.V.
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