Cell Separation: Methods and Selected Applications, Volume 2 provides information pertinent to the design and application of methods for the separation of cells. This book covers a variety of topics, including thyroid structure and function, procurement of eosinophils, elutriation, stromal cells, isolation of epithelial cells, and separation of cells. Organized into 15 chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the structure of thyroid parenchyma and the properties of endocrine parafollicular cells. This text then summarizes the various aspects of the separation methodology to assist investigators with the use of elutriation. Other chapters describe the methods that are useful for the separation of stromal cells from tumors. This book discusses as well the types of methods that are available for the purification of cells from tumors. The final chapter deals with the biological significance of the erythroblastic nest. This book is a valuable resource for cell biologists, experimental oncologists, hematologists, immunologists, and endocrinologists.