ELISA and immunocytochemical analysis of ICAM-1 and VCAM-1 expression in irradiated bEnd.3 cells.

ELISA analysis of surface ICAM-1 (A) and VCAM-1 (D) expression in irradiated bEnd.3 cells normalized to Janus green absorbance to account for changes in cell number. Immunocytochemistry was performed on bEnd.3 cells using CF555-conjugated ICAM-1 or CF640-conjugated VCAM-1 antibodies (red). Staining was quantitated as integrated density using Image J (arbitrary units) for ICAM-1 (B) and VCAM-1 (E). Representative images are shown at 120 h (ICAM-1) (C) or 72 h (VCAM-1) (F) post-radiation at doses of 0–25 Gy. Isotype controls for ICAM-1 (IgG1-CF555) and VCAM-1 (IgG2b-CF640) showed no staining (representative images shown at 25 Gy, 72h). Cells were counterstained with DAPI to visualize nuclei (blue). All images were acquired at a magnification of 200× (scale bar = 100 μm). Values are mean ± SEM, n = 3 for each group.