In article <1573 at beguine.UUCP>, danielg at uncmed.med.unc.edu writes:
>>We need to isolate *viable* human monocytes from whole blood, with >90%
>purity, and highest possible yield, of course :-). In the past we have
Have you tried flow cytometry? Purity > 90% should be no problem at all,
but what exactly do you mean by highest possible yield? Flow will limit
you to looking at a couple thousand cells per second, and picking out
whatever fraction of the input are monocytes.
If flow cytometry alone won't get you the numbers you need, perhaps a
two-step procedure will do it?
I believe Larry Arnold is at UNC, in the dept of Micro and Immuno. He
can fill you in on all the gory details of sorting.
Name: Steve Kelley
Internet: kelley at aclcb.purdue.edu
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