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A perfusable microfluidic device with on-chip total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy (TIRFM) for in situ and real-time monitoring of live cells.
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PMID:  22585136     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
A microfluidic device integrated with a Total Internal Reflection (TIR)-based chip for cell observation and analysis was developed. This integrated device enables in situ Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence Microscopy (TIRFM) on adherent cells cultured under continuous medium perfusion. This TIR-based chip, allows TIRFM to be easily performed on cells without the assembly of complicated optical components and cell culture chambers. The integrated device was evaluated by tracking the movement of fluorescent beads and monitoring the location of insulin granules in mouse pancreatic β-cells. This system offers higher signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio than epi-fluorescence microscopy (EPIFM), and comparable image quality to commercial TIRFM systems when imaging insulin granules. We also detected repetitive changes in intracellular Ca(2+) concentration in MIN6-m9 cells stimulated with KCl, which demonstrates quick perfusion for cell analysis while maintaining high S/N ratio.
Ryuji Yokokawa; Yuko Kitazawa; Kyohei Terao; Atsuhito Okonogi; Isaku Kanno; Hidetoshi Kotera
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biomedical microdevices     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1572-8781     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-5-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100887374     Medline TA:  Biomed Microdevices     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Microengineering, Kyoto University, Yoshida-honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8501, Japan,
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