Isolation and characterization of mouse intrahepatic lymphocytes by flow cytometry

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In the field of cellular immunology multicolor flow cytometry is a frequently applied method that allows for the simultaneously detection of multiple parameters on an individual cell basis. Flow cytometry can be used to characterize a wide range of immune cell subsets using fluorophore-conjugated antibodies to a wide range of cellular antigens. The isolation of immune cells from nonlymphoid tissue and their preparation for flow cytometry can be a challenging process with respect to immune cell yields and viability. Here we describe a method for the efficient isolation of viable mouse intrahepatic lymphocytes (IHL) from normal liver tissue and liver cancer and their subsequent characterization by multicolor flow cytometry.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInflammation and Cancer
Subtitle of host publicationMethods and Protocols
EditorsBrendan J. Jenkins
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781493975686
ISBN (Print)9781493975679
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN (Print)1064-3745


  • Flow cytometry
  • Fluorophore-conjugated antibodies
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Intrahepatic lymphocyte isolation
  • Liver tumors

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