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  • Author(s):
    Yide Zhang, Scott S. Howard, Cody J. Smith
    Abstract:

    Super-resolution microscopy is broadening our in-depth understanding of cellular structure. However, super-resolution approaches are limited, for numerous reasons, from utilization in longer-term intravital imaging. We devised a combinatorial imaging technique that combines deconvolution with stepwise optical saturation microscopy (DeSOS) to circumvent this issue and image cells in their native physiological environment. Other than a traditional confocal or two-photon microscope, this approac…

    Date Created:
    2019-01-09
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    Software
  • Author(s):
    Patricia M. Schnepp, Dennis D. Lee, Ian H. Guldner, Treasa K. O'Tighearnaigh, Erin N. Howe, Bhavana Palakurthi, Kaitlyn E. Eckert, Tiffany A. Toni, Brandon L. Ashfeld, Siyuan Zhang
    Abstract:

    The impact of altered amino acid metabolism on cancer progression is not fully understood. We hypothesized that a metabolic transcriptome shift during metastatic evolution is crucial for brain metastasis. Here, we report a powerful impact in this setting caused by epigenetic upregulation of glutamate decarboxylase 1 (GAD1), a regulator of the GABA neurotransmitter metabolic pathway. In cell-based culture and brain metastasis models, we found that downregulation of the DNA methyltransferase DN…

    Date Published:
    2017-04
  • Author(s):
    Yide Zhang, Prakash Nallathamby, Genevieve D. Vigil, Aamir A. Khan, Devon E. Mason, Joel D. Boerckel, Ryan K. Roeder, Scott S. Howard
    Abstract:

    Super-resolution fluorescence microscopy is an important tool in biomedical research for its ability to discern features smaller than the diffraction limit. However, due to its difficult implementation and high cost, the super-resolution microscopy is not feasible in many applications. In this paper, we propose and demonstrate a saturation-based super-resolution fluorescence microscopy technique that can be easily implemented and requires neither additional hardware nor complex post-processin…

    Date Published:
    2018-04
  • Author(s):
    Colin Flinders, Shannon M. Mumenthaler, Amanda B. Hummon, Xin Liu
    Abstract:

    Patient-derived colorectal tumor organoids (CTOs) closely recapitulate the complex morphological, phenotypic, and genetic features observed in in vivo tumors. Therefore, evaluation of drug distribution and metabolism in this model system can provide valuable information to predict the clinical outcome of a therapeutic response in individual patients. In this report, we applied matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry imaging (MALDI-MSI) to examine the spatial distribution…

    Date Published:
    2018-03