Computational protocol: Analysis of the Phenotype of Mycobacterium tuberculosis-Specific CD4+ T Cells to Discriminate Latent from Active Tuberculosis in HIV-Uninfected and HIV-Infected Individuals

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[…] After stimulation, cells were washed, stained with LIVE/DEAD® Fixable Near-IR Stain (Invitrogen) and, subsequently, surface stained with the following antibodies: CD14-APC/Alexa Fluor 750 (Invitrogen) and CD19-APC/Alexa Fluor 750 (Invitrogen), CD4-FITC (BD), CD27-BV711 (BD), CCR4-BV510 (Biolegend), CCR6-BV605 (Biolegend), CXCR3-PE-Cy7 (BD Biosciences), KLRG1-PerCP/eFluor 710 (eBioscience), and HLA-DR-PE (BD). Cells were then fixed and permeabilized using Cytofix/Cytoperm buffer (BD) and stained with CD3-BV650 (BD), IL-2-PE/Dazzle™ (Biolegend), TNFα-eFluor 450 (eBioscience), and IFNγ-Alexa Fluor 700 (BD). Finally, cells were washed and fixed in 1% formaldehyde in PBS. Samples were acquired on a LSR-II (BD) and analyses were performed using FlowJo (Treestar). A positive IFNγ response was defined as at least twice the background measured in the presence of co-stimulatory antibodies without antigen. Cell polyfunctionality was analyzed using Pestle and Spice software (). The gating strategy is presented in Figure S1 in Supplementary Material. […]

Pipeline specifications

Software tools FlowJo, SPICE
Application Flow cytometry
Organisms Homo sapiens, Human immunodeficiency virus 1, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Human immunodeficiency virus 2
Diseases Tuberculosis, HIV Infections, Latent Tuberculosis