Enumeration of interleukin-1 alpha and beta producing cells by flow cytometry.

A technique for intracytoplasmic immunofluorescence staining to detect and quantify human interleukin-1 alpha (IL-1 alpha) and beta (IL-1 beta) in CD4, CD8, and CD14 positive lymphoid cells is described. Mononuclear cells stimulated in vitro with PHA to produce IL-1, were fixed and made permeable to antibodies by sequential exposure to paraformaldehyde and… CONTINUE READING