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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418104/is-the-nuclear-refractive-index-lower-than-cytoplasm-validation-of-phase-measurements-and-implications-for-light-scattering-technologies
#1
Zachary A Steelman, Will J Eldridge, Jacob B Weintraub, Adam Wax
The refractive index (RI) of biological materials is a fundamental parameter for the optical characterization of living systems. Numerous light scattering technologies are grounded in a quantitative knowledge of the refractive index at cellular and subcellular scales. Recent work in quantitative phase microscopy (QPM) has called into question the widely held assumption that the index of the cell nucleus is greater than that of the cytoplasm, a result which disagrees with much of the current literature. In this work, we critically examine the measurement of the nuclear and whole-cell refractive index using QPM, validating that nuclear refractive index is lower than that of cytoplasm in four diverse cell lines and their corresponding isolated nuclei...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417585/speckle-variance-optical-coherence-tomography-of-blood-flow-in-the-beating-mouse-embryonic-heart
#2
Olga A Grishina, Shang Wang, Irina V Larina
Efficient separation of blood and cardiac wall in the beating embryonic heart is essential and critical for experiment-based computational modelling and analysis of early-stage cardiac biomechanics. Although speckle variance optical coherence tomography (SV-OCT) relying on calculation of intensity variance over consecutively acquired frames is a powerful approach for segmentation of fluid flow from static tissue, application of this method in the beating embryonic heart remains challenging because moving structures generate SV signal indistinguishable from the blood...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417584/ir-spectroscopy-of-skin-in%C3%A2-vivo-optimal-skin-sites-and-properties-for-non-invasive-glucose-measurement-by-photoacoustic-and-photothermal-spectroscopy
#3
Alexander Bauer, Otto Hertzberg, Arne Küderle, Dominik Strobel, Miguel A Pleitez, Werner Mäntele
We have reported two methods to analyze glucose in the interstitial fluid of skin based on mid-infrared excitation with a tunable quantum cascade laser and photoacoustic or photothermal detection. These methods were evaluated for optimum skin locations to obtain reproducible glucose information. The lower part of the arm, the hypothenar, the tips of the index finger and the thumb were tested. The thumb appears to be the optimal skin location, followed by the index finger. Basic requirements for an optimum site are good capillary blood perfusion, low Stratum corneum thickness and the absence of fat layers...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417574/light-emitting-diode-treatment-ameliorates-allergic-lung-inflammation-in-experimental-model-of-asthma-induced-by-ovalbumin
#4
Vanessa Perosino Cardoso Siqueira, Marina Izadora Silveira Evangelista, Alana Dos Santos, Rodrigo Labat Marcos, Ana Paula Ligeiro-de-Oliveira, Christiane Pavani, Amílcar Sabino Damazo, Adriana Lino-Dos-Santos-Franco
Since asthma is a multifactorial disease where treatment sometimes is not effective, new therapies that improve the respiratory discomfort of patients are of great importance. Phototherapy as Light-emitting diode (LED) has emerged as a treatment that presents good results for diseases that are characterized by inflammation. Thus, our objective was to investigate the effects of LED on lung inflammation, by an evaluation of lung cell infiltration, mucus secretion, oedema, and the production of cytokines. Male Balb/c mice were or not sensitized and challenged with ovalbumin (OVA) and treated or not with LED therapy (1 h and 4 h after each OVA challenge)...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417565/treatment-of-advanced-melanoma-with-laser-immunotherapy-and-ipilimumab
#5
LETTER
Mark F Naylor, Feifan Zhou, Brian V Geister, Robert E Nordquist, Xiaosong Li, Wei R Chen
Immunotherapy has become a promising modality for melanoma, especially using checkpoint inhibitors, which revive suppressed T cells against the cancer. Such inhibitors should work better when combined with other treatments which could increase the number and quality of anti-tumor T cells. We treated one patient with advanced (stage IV) melanoma, using the combination of laser immunotherapy (LIT), a novel immunological approach for metastatic cancers that has been shown to stimulate adaptive immunity, and ipilimumab...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417564/3d-in%C3%A2-vivo-imaging-with-extended-focus-optical-coherence-microscopy
#6
Yu Chen, Le A Trinh, Jeff Fingler, Scott E Fraser
Optical coherence microscopy (OCM) has unique advantages of non-invasive 3D imaging without the need of exogenous labels for studying biological samples. However, the imaging depth of this technique is limited by the tradeoff between the depth of focus (DOF) and high lateral resolution in Gaussian optics. To overcome this limitation, we have developed an extended-focus OCM (xf-OCM) imaging system using quasi-Bessel beam illumination to extend the DOF to ∼100 μm, about 3-fold greater than standard OCM. High lateral resolution of 1...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417560/treatment-of-tumor-in-lymph-nodes-using-near-infrared-laser-light-activated-thermosensitive-liposome-encapsulated-doxorubicin-and-gold-nanorods
#7
Daisuke Matsuki, Oladipo Adewale, Sachiko Horie, Junnosuke Okajima, Atsuki Komiya, Oluwatobi Oluwafemi, Shigenao Maruyama, Shiro Mori, Tetsuya Kodama
Tumor metastasis to lymph nodes is an important contributory factor for cancer-related deaths despite recent developments in cancer therapy. In this study, we demonstrate that tumor in the proper axillary lymph node (PALN) of the mouse can be treated by the application of external laser light to trigger the unloading of doxorubicin (DOX) encapsulated in thermosensitive liposomes (TSLs) administered together with gold nanorods (GNRs). GNRs + DOX-TSLs were injected into a mouse lymph node containing cancer cells (malignant fibrous histiocytoma-like cells) and intranodal DOX release was activated using near-infrared (NIR) laser irradiation...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417552/enhanced-phototoxicity-of-photodynamic-treatment-by-cx26-composed-gjic-via-ros-calcium-and-lipid-peroxide-mediated-pathways
#8
Deng-Pan Wu, Tian-Yu Lin, Li-Ru Bai, Jin-Lan Huang, Yan Zhou, Nan Zhou, Sheng-Lei Zhong, Shan Gao, Xiao-Xing Yin
In spite of the promising initial treatment responses presented by photodynamic therapy (PDT), 5-year recurrence rates remain high level. Therefore, improvement in the efficacy of PDT is needed. There are reports showing that connexin(Cx) 26-composed gap junctional intercellular communication (GJIC) enhances the intercellular propagation of "death signal", thereby increasing chemotherapeutic cytotoxicity. However, it is unclear whether Cx26-formed GJIC has an effect on PDT phototoxicity. The results in the present study showed that Cx26-composed GJ formation at high density enhances the phototoxicity of Photofrin-PDT...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230316/quantitative-cognitive-test-characterization-of-reconnectable-implantable-fiber-optic-neurointerfaces-for-optogenetic-neurostimulation
#9
I V Fedotov, O I Ivashkina, M S Pochechuev, M A Roshchina, K A Toropova, A B Fedotov, K V Anokhin, A M Zheltikov
Cognitive tests on representative groups of freely behaving transgenic mice are shown to enable a quantitative characterization of reconnectable implantable fiber-optic neurointerfaces for optogenetic neurostimulation. A systematic analysis of such tests provides a robust quantitative measure for the cognitive effects induced by fiber-optic neurostimulation, validating the performance of fiber-optic neurointerfaces for long-term optogenetic brain stimulations and showing no statistically significant artifacts in the behavior of transgenic mice due to interface implantation...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164480/real-time-raman-and-srs-imaging-of-living-human-macrophages-reveals-cell-to-cell-heterogeneity-and-dynamics-of-lipid-uptake
#10
Clara Stiebing, Tobias Meyer, Ingo Rimke, Christian Matthäus, Michael Schmitt, Stefan Lorkowski, Jürgen Popp
Monitoring living cells in real-time is important in order to unravel complex dynamic processes in life sciences. In particular the dynamics of initiation and progression of degenerative diseases is intensely studied. In atherosclerosis the thickening of arterial walls is related to high lipid levels in the blood stream, which trigger the lipid uptake and formation of droplets as neutral lipid reservoirs in macrophages in the arterial wall. Unregulated lipid uptake finally results in foam cell formation, which is a hallmark of atherosclerosis...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164461/flexible-polygon-mirror-based-laser-scanning-microscope-platform-for-multiphoton-in-vivo-imaging
#11
Y X Li, V Gautam, A Brüstle, I A Cockburn, V R Daria, C Gillespie, K Gaus, C Alt, W M Lee
Commercial microscopy systems make use of tandem scanning i.e. either slow or fast scanning. We constructed, for the first time, an advanced control system capable of delivering a dynamic line scanning speed ranging from 2.7 kHz to 27 kHz and achieve variable frame rates from 5 Hz to 50 Hz (512 × 512). The dynamic scanning ability is digitally controlled by a new customized open-source software named PScan1.0. This permits manipulation of scanning rates either to gain higher fluorescence signal at slow frame rate without increasing laser power or increase frame rates to capture high speed events...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164460/development-and-application-of-led-arrays-for-use-in-phototherapy-research
#12
Mohammed A Hadis, Paul R Cooper, Michael R Milward, Patricia C Gorecki, Edward Tarte, James Churm, William M Palin
Lasers/LEDs demonstrate therapeutic effects for a range of biomedical applications. However, a consensus on effective light irradiation parameters and efficient and reliable measurement techniques remain limited. The objective here is to develop, characterise and demonstrate the application of LED arrays in order to progress and improve the effectiveness and accuracy of in vitro photobiomodulation studies. 96-well plate format LED arrays (400-850 nm) were developed and characterised to accurately assess irradiance delivery to cell cultures...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164459/photothermal-activation-of-astrocyte-cells-using-localized-surface-plasmon-resonance-of-gold-nanorods
#13
Kyungsik Eom, Seoyoung Hwang, Seunghyeon Yun, Kyung Min Byun, Sang Beom Jun, Sung June Kim
Although it has been revealed that astrocytes, generally known as star-shaped glial cells, play critical roles in the functions of central nervous system, there have been few efforts to directly modulate their activities and responses. In this study, an optical stimulation strategy for producing intracellular Ca(2+) transients of astrocytes is demonstrated using near-infrared (NIR) light and localized surface plasmon resonance. It is presented that NIR stimulation of micro-second duration combined with gold nanorods (GNRs) efficiently produces stronger Ca(2+) transients of astrocytes, which seems to be associated with a local heat generation by photothermal effects of GNRs...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164445/holographic-optical-tweezers-based-in-vivo-manipulations-in-zebrafish-embryos
#14
Florian Hörner, Robert Meissner, Sruthi Polali, Jana Pfeiffer, Timo Betz, Cornelia Denz, Erez Raz
Understanding embryonic development requires the characterization of the forces and the mechanical features that shape cells and tissues within the organism. In addition, experimental application of forces on cells and altering cell and organelle shape allows determining the role such forces play in morphogenesis. Here, we present a holographic optical tweezers-based new microscopic platform for in vivo applications in the context of a developing vertebrate embryo that unlike currently used setups allows simultaneous trapping of multiple objects and rapid comparisons of viscoelastic properties in different locations...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164443/low-level-light-emitting-diode-led-therapy-suppresses-inflammasome-mediated-brain-damage-in-experimental-ischemic-stroke
#15
Hae In Lee, Sae-Won Lee, Nam Gyun Kim, Kyoung-Jun Park, Byung Tae Choi, Yong-Il Shin, Hwa Kyoung Shin
Use of photostimulation including low-level light emitting diode (LED) therapy has broadened greatly in recent years because it is compact, portable, and easy to use. Here, the effects of photostimulation by LED (610 nm) therapy on ischemic brain damage was investigated in mice in which treatment started after a stroke in a clinically relevant setting. The mice underwent LED therapy (20 min) twice a day for 3 days, commencing at 4 hours post-ischemia. LED therapy group generated a significantly smaller infarct size and improvements in neurological function based on neurologic test score...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133932/differential-standard-deviation-of-log-scale-intensity-based-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography
#16
Weisong Shi, Wanrong Gao, Chaoliang Chen, Victor X D Yang
In this paper, a differential standard deviation of log-scale intensity (DSDLI) based optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) is presented for calculating microvascular images of human skin. The DSDLI algorithm calculates the variance in difference images of two consecutive log-scale intensity based structural images from the same position along depth direction to contrast blood flow. The en face microvascular images were then generated by calculating the standard deviation of the differential log-scale intensities within the specific depth range, resulting in an improvement in spatial resolution and SNR in microvascular images compared to speckle variance OCT and power intensity differential method...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133923/a-comparative-study-of-ex-vivo-skin-optical-clearing-using-two-photon-microscopy
#17
Anton Sdobnov, Maxim E Darvin, Juergen Lademann, Valery Tuchin
Multiphoton tomography (MPT) is a prospective tool for imaging the skin structure. Aiming to increase the probing depth, a comparative ex vivo study of optical clearing of porcine ear skin was performed by using two optical clearing agents (OCAs), i.e., glycerol and iohexol (Omnipaque(TM) ) at different concentrations, which exhibit different osmotic properties. The results show that a topical application of glycerol or Omnipaque(TM) solutions onto the skin for 60 min significantly improved the depth and contrast of the MPT signals...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128537/inverted-multiscale-optical-resolution-photoacoustic-microscopy
#18
Weizhi Qi, Tian Jin, Jian Rong, Huabei Jiang, Lei Xi
Optical resolution photoacoustic microscopy (ORPAM) is one of the fastest evolving photoacoustic imaging modalities. It not only has a comparable spatial resolution to pure optical microscopies such as epifluorescence microscopy, confocal microscopy, and two-photon microscopy, but also owns a higher penetration depth. In this study, we report an inverted multiscale (IM)-ORPAM that utilizes a two-dimensional galvanometric scanner integrated with two microscopic imaging lenses to achieve rotary-scanning-based multiscale imaging...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128535/triglyceride-dependent-differentiation-of-obesity-in-adipose-tissues-by-ftir-spectroscopy-coupled-with-chemometrics
#19
Fatma Kucuk Baloglu, Onur Baloglu, Sebastian Heise, Gudrun Brockmann, Feride Severcan
The excess deposition of triglycerides in adipose tissue is the main reason of obesity and causes excess release of fatty acids to the circulatory system resulting in obesity and insulin resistance. Body mass index and waist circumference are not precise measure of obesity and obesity related metabolic diseases. Therefore, in the current study, it was aimed to propose triglyceride bands located at 1770-1720 cm(-1) spectral region as a more sensitive obesity related biomarker using the diagnostic potential of Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy in subcutaneous (SCAT) and visceral (VAT) adipose tissues...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128530/the-effects-of-low-level-laser-therapy-on-both-hiv-1-infected-and-uninfected-tzm-bl-cells
#20
Masixole Yvonne Lugongolo, Sello Lebohang Manoto, Saturnin Ombinda-Lemboumba, Malik Maaza, Patience Mthunzi-Kufa
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) infection remains a major health problem despite the use of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), which has greatly reduced mortality rates. Due to the unavailability of an effective vaccine and treatment that would completely eradicate the virus in infected individuals, the quest for new therapies continues. Low level laser therapy (LLLT) involves the exposure of cells to low levels of red or infrared light. LLLT has been widely used in different medical conditions, but not in HIV-1 infection...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
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