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Efficiency of transfection and localization of superparamagnetic iron oxide particles in neural progenitor cells using two methods.
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PMID:  17271523     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Stem cells represent a potentially revolutionary therapy for neurological pathologies but for which a thorough investigation of cell behavior in the living nervous system has yet to be performed. Contrast-enhanced cell tracking with magnetic resonance imaging can enable this investigation by introducing superparagmagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) particles within the cell membrane. Before magnetically labeled cells can be observed in vivo, it is essential to maximize SPIO transfer into the cell and to fully understand the localization of the contrast agent in mature neural cells. For practical applications, a quantitative evaluation of labeled cells before implantation will allow in vivo assertions. In this study, we present a comparison between two methods for magnetic transfection of neural progenitor cells: the hemmaglutinating virus of Japan envelope (HVJ-E) as a viral vector and a liposomal reagent. We show that HVJ-E is a more efficient vehicle of cell transfection using quantitative evaluation and that the iron content per cell can be predicted using a simple, automated image analysis of stained, labeled cells. Image analysis is also used in this study to show that the contrast agent is distributed in the axon after differentiation, an important aspect of understanding cell tracking in vivo.
Authors:
J A Flexman; S Minoshima; Y Kim; S Miyoshi; D J Cross; K Maravilla; Y Anzai
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1557-170X     ISO Abbreviation:  Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc     Publication Date:  2004  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-02     Completed Date:  2007-06-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101243413     Medline TA:  Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  5246-9     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Bioengineering, Washington University, Seattle, WA, USA.
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