Cells in Motion: Recent Research Using Astarte Cells

Our customers have recently published some exciting research in leading publications. Check out the latest 2019 research featuring Astarte immune cells and products.  Effect of comedications and endotoxins on mesenchymal stem cell secretomes, migratory and immunomodulatory capacity Durand et al. examine the effect of immunosuppressive drugs and lipopolysaccharides/endotoxins on the secretory profile, migration towards site […]

Strategies for Accurately Measuring Cell-Mediated Cytotoxicity

As the basic mechanism that allows our bodies to identify, target, and kill infected or damaged cells, cell-mediated cytotoxicity is an essential function of our immune system and one that scientists continue to explore to develop more advanced immunotherapies.  By better understanding the role of T cells and natural killer cells as effector cells and […]

A Tale of Two Assays: Recall Antigen vs. Antigen-Specific T Cell

We have published several detailed research protocols on our website to help you improve cell performance and optimize your experimental outputs.  Two of our protocols have garnered questions from our customers and readers. Namely, what’s the difference between the Recall Antigen Assay and the Antigen-Specific T Cell Assay?  In this post, we explain the different […]

Researcher Spotlight: Monica Huber

Astarte’s scientists bring a wealth of immunology research expertise from diverse backgrounds. With extensive experience in a variety of biologics disciplines, our team is an ideal resource for a wide range of outsource research services. From multiplex assays to flow cytometric analyses, Astarte helps you get on with discovery. In this Researcher Spotlight, we introduce […]

Now Available: The Researcher’s Guide to Stem Cells

We field a ton of questions from research scientists related to stem cells. While the use cases for stem cells are vast, many researchers aren’t exactly sure where to start, especially if they’ve never worked with these powerful hematopoietic cells before. That’s why we’ve created a simple guide to answer some of our most frequently […]

Useful Tools in Immunology: OMIM.org

The Online Mendelian Inheritance in ManⓇ website, or OMIMⓇ, is a publicly available catalog of over 15,000 human genes and all known genetic disorders updated daily by the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. Intended for physician and research use, OMIM is a searchable index of clinical features, phenotypes, genes, and more. […]

Upcoming Webinar: The Mysterious World of Macrophages

Though macrophages were first described by Elie Metchnikoff in 1882, there are still plenty of mysteries associated with these versatile immune cells. We field many questions from curious scientists wanting to learn more about macrophages: What Are the Best Methods for Culturing These Cells? What’s the best culture medium?  Do you need to add serum? […]

Immunology for Non-Immunologists: Cytokine Measurement

What Are Cytokine Measurement Assays? Cytokine measurement assays are sensitive measures for both primary cell assays and purified antigen-specific cultures. Detecting the presence of cytokines — small proteins that are secreted by immune cells to signal an immune or inflammatory response — can help researchers better understand how our bodies respond to invading pathogens. Common […]