Ammasi Periasamy

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Förster (or fluorescence) resonance energy transfer (FRET) and fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM) have moved center stage and are increasingly forming part of multifaceted imaging approaches. They are complementary methodologies that can be applied to advanced quantitative analyses. The widening application of FRET and FLIM has been driven by the(More)
The current advances in fluorescence microscopy, coupled with the development of new fluorescent probes, make fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) a powerful technique for studying molecular interactions inside living cells with improved spatial (angstrom) and temporal (nanosecond) resolution, distance range, and sensitivity and a broader range of(More)
Advances in molecular biology provide various methods to define the structure and function of the individual proteins that form the component parts of subcellular structures. The ability to see the dynamic behavior of a specific protein inside the living cell became possible through the application of advanced fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET)(More)
In birds, ACTH release from the anterior pituitary gland during stress is controlled by CRH and arginine vasotocin (AVT). Using 5-wk-old male chicks, simultaneous iv injections of CRH and AVT were found to result in a greater than additive increase in plasma corticosterone levels compared with that obtained with individual administration of either peptide(More)
Visualizing and quantifying protein-protein interactions is a recent trend in biomedical imaging. The current advances in fluorescence microscopy, coupled with the development of new fluorescent probes such as green fluorescent proteins, allow fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) to be used to study protein interactions in living specimens.(More)
Despite being implicated as a mechanism driving gastrulation and body axis elongation in mouse embryos, the cellular mechanisms underlying mammalian convergent extension (CE) are unknown. Here we show, with high-resolution time-lapse imaging of living mouse embryos, that mesodermal CE occurs by mediolateral cell intercalation, driven by mediolaterally(More)
The genetically encoded fluorescent proteins (FP), used in combination with Forster resonance energy transfer (FRET) microscopy, provide the tools necessary for the direct visualization of protein interactions inside living cells. Typically, the Cerulean and Venus variants of the cyan and yellow FPs are used for FRET studies, but there are limitations to(More)
BACKGROUND During gastrulation, an embryo acquires the three primordial germ layers that will give rise to all of the tissues in the body. In amniote embryos, this process occurs via an epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) of epiblast cells at the primitive streak. Although the primitive streak is vital to development, many aspects of how it forms and(More)
Fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM) is now routinely used for dynamic measurements of signaling events inside living cells, including detection of protein-protein interactions. An understanding of the basic physics of fluorescence lifetime measurements is required to use this technique. In this protocol, we describe both the time-correlated(More)
The rapid lifetime determination method (RLD) is a mathematical technique for extremely rapid evaluations of lifetimes in exponential decays. It has been applied in luminescence microscopy and single-molecule lifetime evaluation. To date, the primary application has been in single-exponential evaluations. We present extensions of the method to double(More)