Lymphocyte fluorescent profiles (LFP)

A possible screening technique in neoplasia

L. A. Love, N. F. Metcalf, W. K. Metcalf, John G Sharp

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Abstract

A technique involving fluorescent protein staining and microfluorometry has been developed for measuring the lymphocyte fluorescent profile (LFP) of peripheral blood lymphocytes. In contrast to normal humans who display a regular bell-shaped curve, the profile from patients with cancer is irregular, showing a bimodal distribution of fluorescence, with a significant population of cells fluorescing at a higher relative intensity. It is suggested that this elevation in protein concentration is due to an immune response to the presence of a neoplasm, and thus this technique may prove to be a useful indicator of malignancy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)357-364
Number of pages8
JournalCancer Letters
Volume6
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1979

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Lymphocytes
Cytophotometry
Neoplasms
Proteins
Fluorescence
Staining and Labeling
Population

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  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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Lymphocyte fluorescent profiles (LFP) : A possible screening technique in neoplasia. / Love, L. A.; Metcalf, N. F.; Metcalf, W. K.; Sharp, John G.

In: Cancer Letters, Vol. 6, No. 6, 01.01.1979, p. 357-364.

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Love, L. A. ; Metcalf, N. F. ; Metcalf, W. K. ; Sharp, John G. / Lymphocyte fluorescent profiles (LFP) : A possible screening technique in neoplasia. In: Cancer Letters. 1979 ; Vol. 6, No. 6. pp. 357-364.
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