Ask a Scientist:How Do I Decode the HLA System?

Despite being central to adaptive immunity and transplantation, the genetic locus that encodes Human Leukocyte Antigens (HLA) can be confusing to scientists who don’t specialize in it. HLA Background The molecules that belong to the HLA system were first defined using antibodies: the class I antigens (A, B and C) and the class II antigen…

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Functional Testing for T Cell and PBMC Quality Control

Proper testing of antigen specific T cells and PBMC is essential to ensure antigen specificity and cell functionality. Whether you’re purchasing human cells for research from a supplier or preparing your own antigen specific T cells or PBMC for experimentation, it’s important to perform the appropriate tests beforehand. We always test our antigen specific T…

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