Flow cytometric quantitation of attachment and phagocytosis in phenotypically-defined subpopulations of cells using PKH26-labeled FcγR- specific probes

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  • Human receptors for IgG (FcγR) are characterized by diverse structure and function. We describe a flow cytometric technique to quantitate receptor- specific FcγR-mediated attachment and phagocytosis in phenotypically- defined subsets of cells using erythrocytes (E) labeled with the lipophilic dye PKH26 and coupled with biotin/avidin to either human 1gG (myeloma proteins) or anti-FcγR mAb. Using this technique and FcγRIIa as a model, (1) we demonstrate sensitive and specific quantitation of attached and internalized E coupled to receptor-specific mAb or natural ligand by monocytes within a peripheral blood leukocyte preparation; (2) we show the capacity to detect subtle allelic differences in FcγR function; and (3) we demonstrate oxidant induced enhancement of binding and internalization.
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  • Pricop L; Salmon JE; Edberg JC; Beavis AJ
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  • 55
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  • 65
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  • 205
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  • 1