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Single cell analyses of cytokine production.
Carter, L L
Swain, S L
Current opinion in immunology 1997 Apr;9: 177-82

Subsets of T lymphocytes have been defined by their secretion of polarized patterns of cytokines. Type 1 and Type 2 subsets have been characterized in a variety of model systems both in vivo and in vitro and are a useful framework for studying immune responses. Recent technical advances have made it possible to analyze cytokine production by these populations at the level of individual cells.