Optical microscopy-based migration assay for human neutrophils.
Cell Migration Assays
This unit describes an in vitro microscopy assay for examining the migration of human neutrophils in two dimensions to identify the underlying cause of a migration defect and to evaluate a variety of migration parameters that cannot be studied using migration through a porous filter. Freshly isolated human neutrophils a placed in the chamber, stimulated, and images are collected at various time points. The data can be used to determine the effects of a pharmacological treatment on the migration of individual cells.