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Quantifying cellular interaction dynamics in 3D fluorescence microscopy data.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19696749     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The wealth of information available from advanced fluorescence imaging techniques used to analyze biological processes with high spatial and temporal resolution calls for high-throughput image analysis methods. Here, we describe a fully automated approach to analyzing cellular interaction behavior in 3D fluorescence microscopy images. As example application, we present the analysis of drug-induced and S1P(1)-knockout-related changes in bone-osteoclast interactions. Moreover, we apply our approach to images showing the spatial association of dendritic cells with the fibroblastic reticular cell network within lymph nodes and to microscopy data regarding T-B lymphocyte synapse formation. Such analyses that yield important information about the molecular mechanisms determining cellular interaction behavior would be very difficult to perform with approaches that rely on manual/semi-automated analyses. This protocol integrates adaptive threshold segmentation, object detection, adaptive color channel merging, and neighborhood analysis and permits rapid, standardized, quantitative analysis and comparison of the relevant features in large data sets.
Frederick Klauschen; Masaru Ishii; Hai Qi; Marc Bajénoff; Jackson G Egen; Ronald N Germain; Martin Meier-Schellersheim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Intramural     Date:  2009-08-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nature protocols     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1750-2799     ISO Abbreviation:  Nat Protoc     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-08-21     Completed Date:  2009-10-19     Revised Date:  2013-03-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101284307     Medline TA:  Nat Protoc     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1305-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Program in Systems Immunology and Infectious Disease Modeling, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Bone and Bones / cytology,  metabolism
Dendritic Cells / cytology
Imaging, Three-Dimensional / methods*
Microscopy, Fluorescence / methods*
Osteoclasts / cytology,  metabolism
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