Rules of thumb to obtain, isolate, and preserve porcine peripheral blood mononuclear cells
One of the most used biospecimens in immunology are peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC). PBMC are particularly useful when evaluating immunity through responses of circulating B- and T-cells, during an infection, or after a vaccination. While several reviews and research papers have been published aiming to point out critical steps when sampling, isolating, and cryopreserving human PBMC -or even analyzing any parameter before sampling that could impair the immune assays’ outcomes-, there are almost no publications in swine research dealing with these topics. As it has been demonstrated, several factors, such as stress, circadian rhythmicity, or the anticoagulant used have serious negative impact, not only on the separation performance of PBMC, but also on the ulterior immune assays. The present review aims to discuss studies carried out in humans that could shed some light for swine research. When possible, publications in pigs are also discussed. The main goal of the review is to encourage swine researchers to standardize protocols to obtain, manage and preserve porcine PBMC, as well as to minimize, or at least to consider, the bias that some parameters might induce in their studies before, during and after isolating PBMC.
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Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
Díaz, Ivan. 2022. "Rules Of Thumb To Obtain, Isolate, And Preserve Porcine Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells". Veterinary Immunology And Immunopathology 251: 110461. doi:10.1016/j.vetimm.2022.110461.
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INIA/Programa Estatal de I+D+I orientada a los retos de la sociedad/E-RTA2015-00003- C02-01/ES/Nuevos virus porcinos causantes de diarrea en España/
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