Vallbh O Shah

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A panel of B lymphoid-reactive monoclonal antibodies was used to analyze the phenotypic changes that accompany B lymphocyte development in normal human bone marrow. The B lymphoid cells were identified using light scattering and the expression of CD19 on a flow cytometer. Quantitative three-color immunofluorescence was then used to correlate other cell(More)
Flow cytometry was used to identify maturational differences of erythroid lineage cells in normal human bone marrow by combining physical characteristics, the expression of multiple cell surface antigens, and nucleic acid content. Normal low-density bone marrow cells could be divided into four populations, based on forward and right-angle light scattering.(More)
Maturation of adult human bone marrow (BM) B cells is accompanied by the sequential acquisition and loss of characteristic cell surface antigens (Loken et al., Blood 70:1316). Little is known about these changes in fetal BM B cells. In order to compare fetal with adult B cell development, we performed three-color, flow cytometric analyses of cell surface(More)
Identification of the antigens expressed on marrow B lineage cells can be used to develop a model for the sequential acquisition of cell surface antigens during B lymphocyte development. The data suggest that the surface antigen expression is highly controlled during the development of B cells with the coordinated acquisition of multiple cell surface(More)
A vital, nucleic acid stain (LDS-751) was used to discriminate intact from damaged cells in a flow cytometer even after the samples had been fixed with paraformaldehyde. Three major cell populations with different fluorescence properties with LDS-751 were found in the fixed samples. Cells not staining or only dimly staining with LDS-751 were identified as(More)
We have correlated the intensity of expression of CD45 Ag (T200 common leukocyte Ag) with mAb reactive with various lineages of hemopoietic cells in normal human bone marrow by using two-color immunofluorescence on a flow cytometer. Mature T lymphocytes (CD3+) and NK cells (CD16+ or CD11b+) expressed CD45 at the highest intensity. B lymphoid cells (CD19+)(More)
Protein and amino acid metabolism is abnormal in end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Protein turnover is influenced by transmembrane amino acid transport. The effect of ESRD and hemodialysis (HD) on intracellular amino acid transport kinetics is unknown. We studied intracellular amino acid transport kinetics and protein turnover by use of stable isotopes of(More)
Monocytes from human peripheral blood were purified by elutriation centrifugation. Up to 1.5 x 10(9) peripheral blood mononuclear cells could be separated in isotonic media to yield 6--8 x 10(8) lymphocytes with 95% purity and 1.5--2.5 x 10(8) monocytes with greater than 90% purity. The temperature at which elutriation was performed determined the purity of(More)
Human peripheral blood monocytes (PBM) modulate and participate in a variety of host defences. Cryopreservation of PBM has facilitated studies of their function. Peripheral blood samples cleared of red cells and granulocytes by centrifugation over Ficoll-Hypaque were cryopreserved at 1 degree C/min in 10% Me2SO and stored at -150 degrees C. Cryopreserved(More)
Human peripheral blood monocytes are heterogeneous with respect to their size and function. Two monocyte subsets were isolated by countercurrent centrifugal elutriation and were studied with respect to their ability to effect antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) and for the presence of Fc receptors on their surface. Both monocyte subsets display(More)