The use of a T lymphocyte colony assay to measure mononuclear phagocyte function.

The control of colony formation of normal PHA-stimulated lymphocytes has been investigated using a liquid-on-agar culture system (Lowenberg & De Zeeuw, 1979). Optimal colony formation requires the presence of mononuclear cells which were characterized by their ability to adhere to plastic surfaces. This finding suggests that the assay system can be used to… CONTINUE READING