TitleIsolation and Quantification of Mouse γδT-cells and .
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2021
AuthorsRana I, Badarinath K, Zirmire RK, Jamora C
JournalBio Protoc
Date Published2021 Sep 05

The skin plays an important role in protecting the body from pathogens and chemicals in the external environment. Upon injury, a healing program is rapidly initiated and involves extensive intercellular communication to restore tissue homeostasis. The deregulation of this crosstalk can lead to abnormal healing processes and is the foundation of many skin diseases. A relatively overlooked cell type that nevertheless plays critical roles in skin homeostasis, wound repair, and disease is the dendritic epidermal T cells (DETCs), which are also called γδT-cells. Given their varied roles in both physiological and pathological scenarios, interest in the regulation and function of DETCs has substantially increased. Moreover, their ability to regulate other immune cells has garnered substantial attention for their potential role as immunomodulators and in immunotherapies. In this article, we describe a protocol to isolate and culture DETCs and analyse them within the skin. These approaches will facilitate the investigation of their crosstalk with other cutaneous cells and the mechanisms by which they influence the status of the skin. Graphic abstract: Overall workflow to analyse DETCs and .

Alternate JournalBio Protoc
PubMed ID34604453
PubMed Central IDPMC8443457