The enzyme-linked immunosorbent spot (ELISpot ) assay enables visualization of multiple secretory products from a single responding cell. The ELISpot provides both qualitative (type of immune protein) and quantitative (number of responding cells) information.
Subcellular localization studies are important for mapping and characterizing proteins and thus for better understanding of the cellular functions of the proteins. By confocal microscopy analysis on human cell lines, spatial and temporal protein expression patterns can be visualized on
Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) are the fastest growing class of human therapeutics within the field of biologics, having predicted worldwide sales of $125 billion by 2020 based on current approval rates.
This study presents an example of a typical ELISpot assay for quantifying the number of pre-existing, antigen-reactive T cells from peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) samples obtained from donors previously infected with cytomegalovirus (CMV).
Microtubules of the eukaryotic cytoskeleton are composed of a heterodimer of α- and β-tubulin. In addition to α-and β-tubulin, several other tubulins have been identified, bringing the number of distinct tubulin classes to seven.