The immune system often plays a role in the onset and progression of different disorders such as autoimmunity, fibrosis, and cancer. Understanding which cell types, cytokines, pathways, and transcription factors are involved in the balance between immune activation and suppression can lead to better treatments for chronic inflammation and disease. In addition to traditional bulk expression and proteomic analysis, spatial profiling of the location of immune cells in tissue can yield a better understanding of disease pathogenesis, uncovering differences within individuals as well as novel biomarkers for stratification and treatment.
We know it’s a challenge as an immunologist to piece together what underlies healthy versus exhausted or abnormal immune system function. Projects often involve many different research techniques, cell types, and biomolecules and you may be working with a variety of sample types. Even more of a challenge is understanding how different immune cells and biomolecules function and communicate in situ in the tissue in response to disease.
How much could you advance your understanding of the immune system if you had access to a multiplexed technology platform for transcriptomic and proteomic analysis of multiple sample types such as Formalin-Fixed, Paraffin-Embedded (FFPE) tissue sections, fresh frozen tissue, cell lysates, PBMCs and whole blood? Make an impact on human health faster with streamlined bulk and spatial analysis of RNA, protein, and immune cell types using the combined power of the nCounter® Analysis System and the GeoMx® Digital Spatial Profiler.
Choose from curated, multiplexed nCounter Gene Expression Panels, nCounter Vantage 3D™ Protein Assays, GeoMx DSP RNA Assays, and/or GeoMx Protein Assays to build your next experiment and discover answers to your immunology questions. Take advantage of embedded immune cell typing signatures in nCounter expression panels to quantify the relative abundance of 14 different immune cell types or run an nCounter panel downstream of FACs to profile specific immune cell populations.
Analyze 35 pathways across 770 human or mouse genes focused on the biology driving autoimmune disorders
Develop gene signatures for organ rejection with a curated panel developed in collaboration with the Banff Foundation for Allograft Pathology
Profile 770 genes across 51 annotated pathways to study the four stages of fibrotic disease in the liver, lung, kidney, heart, and skin Vantage 3D™ RNA Expression
Profile up to 96 RNA or Protein targets from a single FFPE tissue section or fresh frozen tissue slice and customize your assay with spike-in probes
Mapping the Immune Cell Microenvironment with Spatial Profiling in Muscle Tissue Injected with the Venom of Daboia russelii
Pathological and inflammatory events in muscle after the injection of snake venoms vary in different regions of the affected tissue and at different time intervals. In order to study such heterogeneity in the immune cell microenvironment, a murine model of muscle necrosis based on the injection of the venom of Daboia russelii was used.
Spatial transcriptomic characterization of COVID-19 pneumonitis identifies immune circuits related to tissue injury
Severe lung damage resulting from COVID-19 involves complex interactions between diverse populations of immune and stromal cells. In this study, we used a spatial transcriptomics approach to delineate the cells, pathways, and genes present across the spectrum of histopathological damage in COVID-19-affected lung tissue.
Digital Spatial Profiling of Glomerular Gene Expression in Pauci-Immune Focal Necrotizing Glomerulonephritis
Pauci-immune focal necrotizing glomerulonephritis (piFNGN) involves asynchronous onset and progression of injurious lesions in biopsies. Pathologists can describe this heterogeneity within a biopsy, but translating the information into prognostic or expression analyses is challenging.
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