Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorting: A Window on the Stem Cell

Author(s): K.W. Johnson, M. Dooner, P.J. Quesenberry

Journal Name: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

Volume 8 , Issue 3 , 2007

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Fluorescence activated cell sorting (FACS) in the field of stem cell biology has become an indispensable tool for defining and separating rare cell populations with a high degree of purity. Steady progress has been made in this regard, but the intrinsic lability of the stem cell phenotype presents a different challenge and there are many technical caveats. FACS remains, however, the technology of choice for reporting and characterizing rare cell populations such as stem cells.

Keywords: FACS, flow cytometry, cell sorting, stem cell, neural stem cell, progenitor cell, hematopoesis, neuropoesis

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Year: 2007
Page: [133 - 139]
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.2174/138920107780906487
Price: $65

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