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Observations of cardiac beating behaviors of wild-type and mutant Drosophilae with optical coherence tomography.
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PMID:  21538996     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Time-resolved optical coherence tomography (OCT) scanning images of wild-type and mutant fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster), illustrating the heartbeat patterns for evaluating their cardiac functions, are demonstrated. Based on the heartbeat patterns, the beat rate and the relative phase between the first two heart segments can be evaluated. The OCT scanning results of mutant flies with impaired proteasome function in cardiac muscles show irregular heartbeat patterns and systematically decreased average beat rates, when compared with the regular patterns of ∼4.97 beats/s in average beat rate of the wild-type. In both wild-type and proteasome mutant flies, the beatings at different locations in the same heart segment are essentially synchronized. However, between different heart segments, although the beating in the second segment shows a lag in phase behind that of the first segment in a wild-type, in a proteasome mutant, the beating in the second segment becomes significantly leading that of the first segment. Besides the comparison between the wild-type and proteasomal mutant flies, the influences of using different methods for immobilizing flies during OCT scanning on the heart functions are demonstrated. (© 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim).
Meng-Tsan Tsai; Feng-Yu Chang; Cheng-Kuang Lee; Ting-Ta Chi; Kai-Min Yang; Lian-Yu Lin; June-Tai Wu; C C Yang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-5-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of biophotonics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1864-0648     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-5-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101318567     Medline TA:  J Biophotonics     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
Department of Electrical Engineering, Chang Gung University, 259, Wen-Hwa 1st Road, Kwei-Shan, Tao-Yuan, 33302 Taiwan.
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