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Immunology and Infection

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Bioenergetics and the Oxidative Burst

Bioenergetics and the Oxidative Burst: Protocols for the Isolation and Evaluation of Human Leukocytes and Platelets

Article DOI: 10.3791/51301 11:40 min
March 27th, 2014


Summary March 27th, 2014

Blood leukocytes and platelets can be used as a marker of overall bioenergetic health of an individual and so have the potential to monitor pathological processes and the impact of treatments. Here we describe a method to isolate and measure mitochondrial function and the oxidative burst in these cells.

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