Human Monocytes - CD14, CD16 - Ziegler-Heitbrock


A simple method for measurement of CD14weak CD16strong monocytes in peripheral blood


Mounting evidence for the clinical significance of the CD 14weak CD16strong monocyte subpopulation in peripheral blood induced the demand for an efficient method for its determination. We propose a simple, fast, no-wash flow cytometric method using fluorescence-labelled anti-CD14, anti-CD16, and anti-HLA-DR antibodies and ammonium chloride-based erythrocyte lysis. This type of analysis can be performed on a standard three-colour flow cytometer. The method avoids interference by NK-cells and neutrophil granulocytes without defining monocytes by stringent light scatter criteria that might lead to a loss of CD14weak CD16strong monocytes. It, therefore, offers high reliability and accuracy. Its performance recommends the method to be used for routine clinical measurements of CD14weak CD16strong monocytes.

Authors: Hubl W, Ziegler-Heitbrock LH, Bayer PM
Journal: Immunobiology 202: 2-10
Year: 2000
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