The Markey Cancer Center (MCC) Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting Shared Resource Facility (FCCS SRF) provides University of Kentucky (UK) cancer researchers with comprehensive, state-of-the-art analytical flow cytometry and cell sorting services to support both human and animal studies. The goals of the FCCS SRF are to provide: 1) multiparameter cell phenotyping;2) analysis of DNA content and cell cycle;3) analysis of cellular apoptosis and necrosis;4) quantification of cell cytotoxicity;5) intracellular cytokine analysis;6) measurement of cell activation parameters;7) high speed cell sorting of live human and animal cells under biocontainment conditions;and 8) single cell cloning of sorted cells. Another important function of the shared resource is to assist researchers in data analysis of flow cytometric studies and to help investigators in the development of new flow cytometric assays or approaches as needed for their research efforts. Finally, FCCS SRF addresses the future needs of investigators by adding new and updated instrumentation to the facility that will expand the number of techniques and approaches available to cancer researchers at the university.

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Thirty-three cancer researchers from the four MCC research programs use FCCS SRF services for analysis and sorting of basic, clinical or translational research samples. FCCS SRF services offer cancer investigators the ability to assay phenotypic and functional characteristics of cells from normal and cancerous tissues. Value-added service from FCCS SRF has led to numerous publications and research grants from the NCI, other NIH institutes, and additional funding agencies.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Type
Center Core Grants (P30)
Project #
5P30CA177558-02
Application #
8740636
Study Section
Subcommittee B - Comprehensiveness (NCI)
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
Budget End
Support Year
2
Fiscal Year
2014
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
Name
University of Kentucky
Department
Type
DUNS #
City
Lexington
State
KY
Country
United States
Zip Code
40506
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