Methods of Isolation and Analysis of TREG Immune Infiltrates from Injured and Dystrophic Skeletal Muscle
The immune infiltrate present in acutely injured or dystrophic skeletal muscle has been shown to play an important role in the process of muscle regeneration. Our work has described, for the first time, muscle regulatory T cells (Tregs), a unique population in phenotype and function capable of promoting skeletal muscle repair. Herein, we describe the methods we have optimized to study muscle Tregs, including their isolation from injured muscle, immuno-labeling for analysis/separation by flow cytometry, and measurement of their proliferation status.
Key wordsRegulatory T cell Skeletal muscle infiltrate Tissue-resident leukocytes Treg proliferation Skeletal muscle injury Muscular dystrophy