Monocytes are immune cells that form an important bridge between the innate and adaptive immune response. These cells exist in various phenotypes based on cell surface marker expression and participate in the pathobiology of many systemic diseases. CD14 is known as monocyte differentiation antigen on the surface of myeloid lineage. This protein has a major role in immune recognition and reactivation. CD14+ monocytes are perhaps the most readily available precursors used to generate macrophages and dendritic cells, provide an ideal model for the study of macrophage biology and mechanisms.
These human CD14+ monocytes are purified from peripheral blood using immunomagnetic positive selection directed against CD14, with the highest viability and plating efficiency. Peripheral blood is collected from donors who have screend for Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV-1, HIV-2, WNV, and CMV.
Isolated cells are characterized flow cytometry to ensure the enrichment of CD14+ cells.
Cells are negative for bacteria, yeast, fungi, and mycoplasma.
Repeated freezing and thawing of cells is not recommended.