Laboratory Techniques in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 18Methods of Cell Separation [1ed.]9780080858876, 9780444809278, 0444809279
Description:Methods of Cell Separation brings to the attention of researchers at all levels the variety of methods available for separating viable populations of cells. Methods are grouped into 3 categories based on the criteria of separation, namely; size or density; non-specific surface properties; and specific surface properties. The principle of each method is described together with general and, where possible, specific protocols for conducting cell separation experiments. A central theme of the book is the separation of populations of blood lymphocytes which is used as an example for each method. Methods of Cell Separation is distinguished by three powerful assets: descriptions of the majority of cell separation methods currently being used; details of the experimental procedures involved in each method; and comparisons of the different methods for separating cell populations with particular reference to blood lymphocytes. An excellent addition to a distinguished series, and extremely useful as a laboratory manual.