Isolation of Human Peripheral Blood T-Lymphocytes
Peripheral blood is the most common source of T-lymphocytes for in vitro culture. Here, we present a simple and standardized method for small- or large-scale isolation of viable T-lymphocytes and other mononuclear cells from fresh peripheral blood or buffy coat blood samples using the density gradient centrifugation. T-cells obtained using the protocol described here can be used for a variety of downstream analysis, including cellular, molecular, and functional assays.
Key wordsT-Lymphocytes PBMC Density gradient Ficoll
This work was supported by the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University Singapore Start-Up Grant to N.K.V. and the Singapore Ministry of Education under its Singapore Ministry of Education (MOE) Academic Research Fund (AcRF) Tier 1 (2014-T1-001-141) and MOE-AcRF Tier 2 (MOE2017-T2-2-004). A.K. acknowledges Ph.D. fellowship provided by Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University Singapore.
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