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Biophysical Methods in Cell Biology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128011034, 9780128013267

Biophysical Methods in Cell Biology, Volume 125

1st Edition

Series Volume Editor: Ewa Paluch
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128011034
eBook ISBN: 9780128013267
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 14th January 2015
Page Count: 568
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Table of Contents

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  • <li>Preface</li> <li>Chapter 1. Single-molecule imaging of cytoplasmic dynein in&#xA0;vivo<ul><li>Introduction</li><li>1. Visualization of Cytoplasmic Dynein In Vivo</li><li>2. Image Analysis</li><li>3. Conclusion</li><li>4. Methods</li></ul></li> <li>Chapter 2. Single-molecule imaging in live cell using gold nanoparticles<ul><li>Introduction and Rationale</li><li>1. Gold Nanoparticle Synthesis and Functionalization</li><li>2. Photothermal Imaging</li><li>3. Live Cell Imaging</li><li>Conclusion</li></ul></li> <li>Chapter 3. Quantitative measurement of transcription dynamics in living cells<ul><li>1. Visualizing Transcription in Living Cells</li><li>2. Experimental Protocols</li><li>3. Cell Segmentation</li><li>4. Measuring Spot Intensity</li><li>5. Correcting for Background MS2-GFP Level</li><li>6. Tracking Algorithms</li><li>7. Additional Cell Properties</li><li>8. Summary</li></ul></li> <li>Chapter 4. An easy-to-use single-molecule speckle microscopy enabling nanometer-scale flow and wide-range lifetime measurement of cellular actin filaments<ul><li>Introduction</li><li>1. Methods</li><li>2. Perspectives</li></ul></li> <li>Chapter 5. Dissecting microtubule structures by laser ablation<ul><li>Introduction</li><li>1. Theoretical Framework</li><li>2. Microtubule Organization Measurements</li><li>Discussion and Conclusion</li></ul></li> <li>Chapter 6. Quantifying mitochondrial content in living cells<ul><li>Introduction</li><li>1. Basic Protocol (96-Well Glass Bottom Plate)</li><li>2. Alternate Protocol (CellASIC Microfluidic Flow Chamber)</li><li>3. Important Considerations for Successful MitoGraph Performance</li><li>4. Beyond Wild-type Mitochondria in Budding Yeast Imaged with Spinning-Disk Confocal&#xA0;Microscopy</li></ul></li> <li>Chapter 7. High-content 3D multicolor super-resolution localization microscopy<ul><li>Introduction</li><li>1. Sample Preparation</li><li>2. Imaging Acquisition and Image Analysis</li><li>Conclusions and Outlook</li></ul></li> <li>Chapter 8. Superresolution measurements in vivo: Imaging <i>Drosophila</i> embryo by photoactivated localization microscopy<ul><li>Introduction</li><li>1. Embryo Preparation</li><li>2. Sample Mounting</li><li>3. Optical Setup</li><li>4. Imaging</li><li>5. Data Analysis</li><li>6. Summary and Outlook</li></ul></li> <li>Chapter 9. Refractive index measurements of single, spherical cells using digital holographic microscopy<ul><li>Introduction</li><li>1. Setup</li><li>2. Measurement Preparation</li><li>3. Data Analysis</li><li>4. Discussion</li><li>5. Summary</li></ul></li> <li>Chapter 10. Construction, imaging, and analysis of FRET-based tension sensors in living cells<ul><li>Introduction</li><li>1. Design, Production, and Validation of Tension Sensors</li><li>2. Imaging of FRET-Based Biosensors</li><li>3. Methods of Analysis of FRET Images</li><li>4. Summary</li></ul></li> <li>Chapter 11. Single-cell mechanics: The parallel plates technique<ul><li>Introduction</li><li>1. Experimental Setup</li><li>2. Microplates</li><li>3. Cell Preparation</li><li>4. Experimental Protocols</li><li>5. Discussion</li></ul></li> <li>Chapter 12. Atomic force microscopy-based force measurements on animal cells and tissues<ul><li>Introduction</li><li>1. Experimental Setup</li><li>2. Sample Preparation</li><li>3. AFM and Optical Imaging</li><li>4. Measuring Cell and Tissue Stiffness</li><li>5. Measuring Adhesion</li><li>6. Further Applications</li><li>Conclusions</li></ul></li> <li>Chapter 13. Measuring the elasticity of plant cells with atomic force microscopy<ul><li>Introduction</li><li>1. Sample preparation and mounting</li><li>2. Atomic force microscopy</li><li>3. Experimental design</li><li>4. Discussion</li><li>5. Notes</li></ul></li> <li>Chapter 14. Dual pipette aspiration: A&#xA0;unique tool for studying intercellular adhesion<ul><li>Introduction</li><li>1. Overview of the DPA Setup</li><li>2. Preparing the Pipettes</li><li>3. Preparing the Aspiration Assay</li><li>4. Cell Micromanipulation</li><li>5. Discussion</li><li>General Conclusions</li></ul></li> <li>Chapter 15. Measurement of cell traction forces with ImageJ<ul><li>Introduction</li><li>1. Force Measurement Principle</li><li>2. Critical Experimental Parameters</li><li>3. Critical Numerical Parameters</li><li>4. Preparation of Patterned Polyacrylamide Gels with Fiducial Markers</li><li>5. Image Acquisition</li><li>6. Image Analysis, Estimation of Displacement, and Traction Force Fields</li><li>Conclusion</li></ul></li> <li>Chapter 16. Micropillar substrates: A tool for studying cell mechanobiology<ul><li>Introduction</li><li>1. Substrate Fabrication</li><li>2. Substrate Characterization</li><li>3. Substrate Functionalization</li><li>4. Cells Seeding and Imaging</li><li>5. Image Analysis and Evaluation of Traction Force</li><li>6. Discussion and Perspectives</li></ul></li> <li>Chapter 17. Mapping forces and kinematics during collective cell migration<ul><li>Introduction</li><li>1. Experimental Tools to Map Forces and Kinematics during Collective Cell Migration</li><li>2. Computational Tools to Map Forces and Kinematics during Collective Cell Migration</li><li>General Conclusions</li></ul></li> <li>Chapter 18. Practical aspects of the cellular force inference toolkit (CellFIT)<ul><li>Introduction</li><li>1. The Basic Steps in CellFIT</li><li>2. Working with CellFIT Output</li></ul></li> <li>Chapter 19. Quantification of collagen contraction in three-dimensional cell culture<ul><li>Introduction</li><li>1. Method</li><li>2. Pseudo-speckle Microscopy</li><li>3. Software</li><li>4. Data Analysis</li><li>5. Discussion</li><li>General Conclusion</li></ul></li> <li>Chapter 20. Generation of biocompatible droplets for in vivo and in vitro measurement of cell-generated mechanical stresses<ul><li>Introduction</li><li>1. Methods</li><li>2. Discussion</li><li>Conclusion</li></ul></li> <li>Chapter 21. Laser induced wounding of the plasma membrane and methods to study the repair process<ul><li>Introduction</li><li>1. Cell Deposition</li><li>2. Photodamage and Imaging</li><li>3. Following Plasma Membrane Damage and Repair</li><li>4. Image Analysis</li><li>5. Data Analysis</li><li>6. Discussion</li><li>General Conclusions</li></ul></li> <li>Chapter 22. Electrofusion of giant unilamellar vesicles to cells<ul><li>Introduction</li><li>1. Preparation of GUVs by Electroformation</li><li>2. Electrofusion of GUVs to Cells</li><li>3. Discussion</li></ul></li> <li>Chapter 23. Measurement and manipulation of cell size parameters in fission yeast<ul><li>Introduction</li><li>1. Measurement of Size Parameters of Single Fission Yeast Cells</li><li>2. Microchannel Assay for Cell Diameter Manipulation</li><li>Conclusions</li></ul></li> <li>Chapter 24. Methods for rectifying cell motions <i>in vitro</i>: breaking symmetry using microfabrication and microfluidics<ul><li>Introduction</li><li>1. Breaking Symmetry with Topography: Fabrication of a Topographical Pattern</li><li>2. Breaking Symmetry with Chemical Gradient: Preparation of the Fibronectin Gradient</li><li>3. Cell Migration Experiments</li><li>4. Discussion</li><li>Conclusions</li></ul></li> <li>Chapter 25. Analyzing bacterial movements on surfaces<ul><li>Introduction</li><li>1. Preparing Bacterial Suspension</li><li>2. Tracking Bacteria on Solid Surfaces</li><li>3. Tracking Bacteria on Cells</li><li>4. Discussion Points</li><li>Conclusions</li></ul></li> <li>Chapter 26. Advances in single-cell experimental design made possible by automated imaging platforms with feedback through segmentation<ul><li>Introduction</li><li>1. In vitro Experiments where Automation is Important</li><li>2. Preparation of Cells Described in this Chapter</li><li>3. Automation Methods</li><li>4. Discussion</li><li>5. Outlook</li></ul></li> <li>Volumes in Series</li> <li>Index</li>


This new volume of Methods in Cell Biology looks at methods for analyzing of biophysical methods in cell biology. Chapters cover such topics as AFM, traction force microscopy, digital holographic microscopy, single molecule imaging, video force microscopy and 3D multicolor super-resolution screening

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  • Covers sections on model systems and functional studies, imaging-based approaches and emerging studies
  • Chapters are written by experts in the field
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About the Series Volume Editor

Ewa Paluch

Affiliations and Expertise

MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology, University College London, UK