Immunological Methods for Nursing Research: From Cells to Systems

Helena W Morrison, Charles A. Downs

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Abstract

Scientists and clinicians frequently use immunological methods (IMs) to investigate complex biological phenomena. Commonly used IMs include immunocytochemistry (IC), enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA) and flow cytometry. Each of these methodologies exploits a common principle in IMs -the binding of an antibody to its antigen. Scientists continue to develop new methodologies, such as high-throughput immunohistochemistry (IHC) and in vivo imaging techniques, which exploit antibody-antigen binding, to more accurately answer complex research questions involving single cells up to whole organ systems. The purpose of this paper is to discuss established and evolving IMs and to illustrate the application of these methods to nursing research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)227-234
Number of pages8
JournalBiological Research for Nursing
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Nursing Research
Immunohistochemistry
Biological Phenomena
Antigens
Antibodies
Flow Cytometry
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
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Keywords

  • ELISA
  • flow cytometry
  • immunocytochemistry
  • immunology
  • methods

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  • Research and Theory

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Immunological Methods for Nursing Research : From Cells to Systems. / Morrison, Helena W; Downs, Charles A.

In: Biological Research for Nursing, Vol. 13, No. 3, 07.2011, p. 227-234.

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