Faculty Advisor

Adams, David S.

Abstract

The purpose of this project was to develop a novel in vitro culture method to enrich the natural killer (NK) cell population of an existing bioreactor system. A nonradioactive cell lysis protocol was also developed to assay NK functional activity. The data showed that this assay was a suitable substitute for the standard radioactive chromium-51 assay, and that functional NK cells were indeed produced in the culture system. The identity of the NK cells was further confirmed by FACS analysis.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 1999

Major

Biology

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

Advisor Program

Biology and Biotechnology

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