CellCycleTRACER accounts for cell cycle and volume in mass cytometry data
Recent studies have shown that cell cycle and cell volume are confounding factors when studying biological phenomena in single cells. Here we present a combined experimental and computational method, CellCycleTRACER, to account for these factors in mass cytometry data. CellCycleTRACER is applied to mass cytometry data collected on three different cell types during a TNFα stimulation time-course. CellCycleTRACER reveals signaling relationships and cell heterogeneity that were otherwise masked.