Laura Fumarola

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OBJECTIVE In vitro models of hematopoiesis used in investigative hematopathology and in safety studies on candidate drugs, involve clonogenic assays on colony-forming unit granulocyte macrophage (CFU-GM). These assays require live and unstained colonies to be counted. Most laboratories still rely on visual scoring, which is time-consuming and error-prone.(More)
A classifier capable of ranking structural alterations of the cytoskeleton is developed. Images of cytoskeletal microtubules obtained from the epifluorescence microscopy of primary culture rat hepatocytes are analyzed. Morphological descriptors are extracted by contour and mass fractal analysis, direct methods, and spectrum enhancement. All methods are(More)
The cytoskeleton is a network of proteins which structurally and dynamically organise the cytoplasm of living cells. Microtubules are among its constituents. Morphological alterations of microtubules are related to functional impairment. Therefore cytoskeletal morphology is a valuable indicator of cell injury and functionality. This paper focuses on the(More)
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