CD19 B cells play an essential role in the adaptive immune response. CD19+ B cells are responsible for the recognition and clearance of antigens in the system and, in the process, creating cells with the purpose of immunosurveillance. The wide range and sensitivity of the B cell to antigens lies in the process in which its receptor, the B cell receptor, develops.
CD19 B cells are isolated from mononuclear cells by positive selection using immunomagnetic cell separation procedures. Negative selection is also available at your request.
For cryopreserved CD19+ B cells, either prepare cells for long-term storage in Liquid Nitrogen vapor phase or thaw for use. Storage in liquid phase nitrogen is NOT recommended. Short-term storage of cells (less than 2 weeks) at -80°C is acceptable but should be minimized to ensure maximum stability. Once thawed, samples must be used immediately.
Testing: Donors are tested for HBV, HCV, HIV, HTLV, WNV, Trypanosoma cruzi, and Syphilis.