Unit

UNIT 4.9 Use of the Intracellular Fluorescent Dye CFSE to Monitor Lymphocyte Migration and Proliferation

  1. Christopher R. Parish,
  2. Megan H. Glidden,
  3. Ben J. C. Quah,
  4. Hilary S. Warren

Published Online: 1 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/0471142735.im0409s84

Current Protocols in Immunology

Current Protocols in Immunology

How to Cite

Parish, C. R., Glidden, M. H., Quah, B. J. C. and Warren, H. S. 2009. Use of the Intracellular Fluorescent Dye CFSE to Monitor Lymphocyte Migration and Proliferation. Current Protocols in Immunology. 84:4.9:4.9.1–4.9.13.

Author Information

  1. Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: FEB 2009

Abstract

The stable incorporation of the intracellular fluorescent dye 5-(and -6)-carboxyfluorescein diacetate succinimidyl ester (CFSE) into cells provides a powerful tool to monitor cell migration, and to quantify cell division, because of the sequential decrease in fluorescent labeling in daughter cells. CFSE-labeled lymphocytes have been used to analyze the relationship between cell division and differentiation of cell function, and cell proliferation versus apoptosis, both in vivo and in vitro, and have allowed analysis of the site of response to antigens in vivo. Curr. Protoc. Immunol. 84:4.9.1-4.9.13. © 2009 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Keywords:

  • CFSE;
  • cell division;
  • cell tracking;
  • lymphocyte migration;
  • lymphocyte positioning