UNIT 3.5A Fractionation of T and B Cells Using Magnetic Beads

  1. Angela M. Thornton

Published Online: 1 NOV 2003

DOI: 10.1002/0471142735.im0305as57

Current Protocols in Immunology

Current Protocols in Immunology

How to Cite

Thornton, A. M. 2003. Fractionation of T and B Cells Using Magnetic Beads. Current Protocols in Immunology. 55:I:3.5A:3.5A.1–3.5A.11.

Author Information

  1. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 NOV 2003
  2. Published Print: OCT 2003


This unit describes the purification of mouse T cells, B cells, and T cell subsets using magnetic bead separation. Isolation of cell subsets using magnetic beads is quick, simple, and reliable and can result in high yields of very pure cells.


  • mouse;
  • T cells;
  • B cells;
  • suppressor T cells;
  • purification/isolation