Importance and uses of cell isolation
There are many different types of cells, there are 200 types of cells in the human body alone. To give an example overview of the types of cells, there are red blood cells, white blood cells, muscle cells, bone cells, nerve cells and many more. In order to study all the individual cell types, scientists use cell isolation to get specific cells alone to study them. There are many reasons to study a cell, from the internal to external mechanisms. For example, some researchers study the motility of cells. They explore how the cells move and how the cytoskeleton plays a role in those movements. Experiments can also be done that give the cells certain molecules and the effects of those molecules on motility can be observed. Scientists are also interested in studying how cells divide and study if certain gene mutations cause differences in how cells divide. For those interested in clinical reasons for cell isolation, it is important to do cell isolation for blood to separate the components into useful therapeutic components.