UNIT 9.1 Overview of Functional Cell Assays
Published Online: 1 MAY 2002
Copyright © 2003 by John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Lab Protocol Title
Current Protocols in Cytometry
How to Cite
Rabinovitch, P. S. and Robinson, J. P. 2002. Overview of Functional Cell Assays. Current Protocols in Cytometry. 00:9.1:9.1.1–9.1.6.
- Published Online: 1 MAY 2002
- Published Print: JUL 2002
Flow cytometry can measure a variety of functional parameters of increasing interest to cell biologists and clinicians. The distinguishing feature of these assays is that the information of interest is the functional behavior of the cell itself, rather than the phenotype. This unit discusses cell viability, oxidative metabolism, membrane potential, intracellular ionized calcium, intracellular pH, intracellular organelles, and gene reporter assays.