Flow cytometry and immunospeak

Kenneth S. Rosenthal, Julie G. Wilkinson

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Abstract

The inventions of monoclonal antibodies and flow cytometry brought immunology out of the descriptive and into the biochemical and molecular biological era. These inventions also created a vocabulary and grammar for immunology, immunospeak, that can be confusing and a hurdle to understanding for the outsider. As a tourist to the field of immunology, there are important terms, types of cells, molecules, and responses in immunospeak, which, like words and phrases in a tourist guide, can allow communication with immunology and immunologists. This review provides a description of flow cytometry, monoclonal antibodies, and a tourist guide to immunospeak which describes key cytokines, cells, and cellular determinants that determine immune responses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)183-191
Number of pages9
JournalInfectious Diseases in Clinical Practice
Volume15
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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