Enabling your research into the immune response to COVID-19
There is now a pressing need to unravel the biological mechanisms underlying COVID-19 infections, as the pandemic continues to spread all around the world. Research studies have shown that there is an alteration in the composition of immune cells and dysfunctional immune response in COVID-19 patients. These effects are also seen to be correlated with the severity of the disease.
The need of the hour is to understand the pathogenicity of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, its interactions with the host immune system and to identify the relevant biomarkers that play a role in these processes.
Flow cytometry is a powerful technique that is commonly used to simultaneously measure the expression of multiple proteins at the single-cell level. It is a useful technique to study immunophenotypic responses to viral infections in cells and the associated functional changes. Examples of such responses include cytokine production, proliferation and cytotoxicity.
BD has put together a collection of multicolour flow cytometry panels, selected based on their relevance to COVID-19 research. The panels were designed using the best practices and to deliver the best performance, defined as the ability to resolve populations of interest. The panels have been tested on healthy human blood samples.
The BD COVID-19 Multicolour Panel eBook
This eBook contains detailed information of the panels that have been designed for COVID-19 researchers, including the markers, fluorochromes, clones, volumes and catalog numbers of each of the panel constituents. Also, the eBook provides experimental information and companion products of each of the panels. Useful tips and tricks for the proper use of reagents are also provided.
Download the eBook here