The first TracVac funded publication

The first TracVac funded publication has been published in Cytometry Part A 

The first TracVac funded publication has been published in Cytometry Part A

The article A Flow cytometry based assay to determine the phagocytic activity of both clinical and non-clinical antibody samples against Chlamydia trachomatis by Marco Grasse from University of Innsbruck, Austria and a team of SSI based researchers (Ida Rosenkrands, Anja Olsen, Frank Follmann and Jes Dietrich).

An important goal for TracVac is to study the function of protective antibodies. We therefore developed an assay enabling us to perform such analysis on eye and serum samples from Trachoma patients.

The illustration below shows a simple, rapid, flow cytometry based assay to measure the capacity of antibodies to mediate Fc-receptor dependent phagocytosis of labeled bacteria.

 

 To read more about the study and get the article follow this link Grasse et al 2018