Detection of Autoantibodies with Self-Assembling Radiolabeled Antigen Tetramers Protocol Protocol for detection of autoantibodies with self-assembling radiolabeled antigen tetramers. Details how to produce radiolabeled antigen-streptavidin tetramers for detection of antibodies by immunoprecipitation. Optionally, the antigen tetramers can be denatured to compare responses to folded and unfolded antigen in the same system. This technique can be applied to a large or small number of samples, and a given sample can be simultaneously assayed with multiple antigens.
Epstein-Barr Virus Transformation of Lymphoblasts Protocol Protocol for Epstein-Barr Virus transformation of lymphoblasts. Protocol describes a method for the transformation of lymphoblasts by Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV). Cells may be isolated from whole blood or taken from cryopreserved, non-immortalized stocks.
Method for Ameliorating Autoimmune Disease by Passive Transfer of IVIg-Primed Leukocytes A method for ameliorating autoimmune disease by passive transfer of IVIg-primed leukocytes. Developed a method for ‘priming’ specific leukocyte populations with IVIg to study their potential role in ameliorating ITP upon passive transfer, which we describe herein. Using this technique, found that splenic CD11c+ dendritic cells reacted with IVIg, or several IVIg mimetic regimes, were primed to ameliorate ITP upon transfer to thrombocytopenic mice.
Phycoerythrin Conjugation Protocol Protocol for phycoerythrin conjugation. Includes: Preparation of PE; SPDP modification of PE; SMCC modification of antibody; DTT treatment of SPDP-PE; Purification of reactants; Conjugation; Stop reaction; Concentrate product; Separate conjugate.
Removal of CCR5 Ligands and Induction of Pro-Resolving Lipid Mediators by Apoptotic Neutrophils Removal of CCR5 ligands and induction of pro-resolving lipid mediators by apoptotic neutrophils during resolution. Application of lipid extraction from peritoneal exudates, in tandem with lipid mediator informatics can be used to determine the role of apoptotic neutrophils in the generation of resolution phase lipid mediators. This neutrophil transfer system allows the determination of the direct impact of apoptotic leukocytes in the resolution of inflammation.