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Articles by Sophia Petraki in JoVE
Assaying Blood Cell Populations of the Drosophila melanogaster Larva Sophia Petraki1, Brandy Alexander1, Katja Brückner1,2,3 1Department of Cell and Tissue Biology, University of California San Francisco, 2Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research, University of California San Francisco, 3Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of California San Francisco Drosophila blood cells, or hemocytes, cycle between resident sites and circulation. In the larva, resident (sessile) hemocytes localize to inductive microenvironments, the Hematopoietic Pockets, while circulating hemocytes move freely in the hemolymph. The goal of this protocol is the standardized isolation and quantification of these two, behaviorally distinct but interchanging, hemocyte populations.