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Fluorescent oxygen sensitive microbead incorporation for measuring oxygen tension in cell aggregates.
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PMID:  23122803     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Molecular oxygen is a main regulator of various cell functions. Imaging methods designed as screening tools for fast, in situ, 3D and non-interfering measurement of oxygen tension in the cellular microenvironment would serve great purpose in identifying and monitoring this vital and pivotal signalling molecule. We describe the use of dual luminophore oxygen sensitive microbeads to measure absolute oxygen concentrations in cellular aggregates. Stable microbead integration, a prerequisite for their practical application, was ensured by a site-specific delivery method that is based on the interactions between streptavidin and biotin. The spatial stability introduced by this method allowed for long term measurements of oxygen tension without interfering with the cell aggregation process. By making multiple calibration experiments we further demonstrated the potential of these sensors to measure local oxygen tension in optically dense cellular environments.
Dennis Lambrechts; Maarten Roeffaers; Greet Kerckhofs; Scott J Roberts; Johan Hofkens; Tom Van de Putte; Hans Van Oosterwyck; Jan Schrooten
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-1
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biomaterials     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1878-5905     ISO Abbreviation:  Biomaterials     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8100316     Medline TA:  Biomaterials     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, KU Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 44, Box 2450, 3001 Leuven, Belgium; Prometheus, Division of Skeletal Tissue Engineering Leuven, KU Leuven, Herestraat 49, Box 813, 3000 Leuven, Belgium.
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