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The ability to identify apoptotic cells within a complex population is crucial in the research and diagnosis of normal physiology and disease states. The Cellscan mark S (CS-S) cytometer was used in this study to detect intracellular fluorescence intensity and polarization (FI and FP) in several well-established models of apoptosis: Following spontaneous(More)
Direct quantitative experimental investigations of the function of lymphocytes and other immune cells are challenging due to the cell mobility and the complexity of intercellular communications. In order to facilitate such investigations, an in vitro system is required that is noninvasive and provides kinetic data on cellular responses to challenges such as(More)
Multicellular spheroid models have been recognized as superior to monolayer cell cultures in antitumor drug screening, but their commercial adaptation in the pharmaceutical industry has been delayed, primarily due to technological limitations. The current study presents a new spheroid culture platform that addresses these technical restrictions. The new(More)
The apoptotic process occurs asynchronically in most cell populations and its duration is variable. Therefore, the ability to continuously monitor the death process occurring in individual blood cells before, during and following apoptosis induction is crucial in the evaluation of the efficiency of pro- or anti-apoptotic drugs. We applied a kinetic approach(More)
Light scattering pattern analysis (LSPA) was applied in the current study for accurate and sensitive detection of subtle changes in cell size, which occur in mouse thymocytes undergoing apoptosis. The decrease in cell diameter as measured by LSPA was found to be an early signal of apoptosis preceding the externalization of phosphatidylserine on the outer(More)
Apoptosis is a dynamic process of variable duration. The ability to continuously detect the death process occurring in single or subgroups of cells is therefore very important in identifying apoptotic cells within a complex population. The Individual Cell Scanner (ICS), a multiparametric, multilaser-based scanning static cytometer, was used in the present(More)
The importance of research involving non-adherent cell lines, primary cells and blood cells is generally undisputed. However, the task of investigating the complexity and heterogeneity of these cells calls for their long-run monitoring at a single-cell resolution. Such a capability is currently unavailable without having to use disruptive cell tethering.(More)
In order to study cell-cell variation with respect to enzymatic activity, individual live cell analysis should be complemented by measurement of single cell content in a biomimetic environment on a cellular scale arrangement. This is a challenging endeavor due to the small volume of a single cell, the low number of target molecules and cell motility.(More)
OBJECTIVE Apoptosis is being increasingly regarded as a key component in the development and progression of atherosclerosis. Since it has become apparent that the immune system plays a predominant role in mediating atherogenesis, there has been a growing recognition that the evaluation of lymphocyte apoptosis may contribute to understanding a persistent(More)
OBJECTIVES Formal diagnostic modeling is an important line of modern biological and medical research. The construction of a formal diagnostic model consists of two stages: first, the estimation of correlation between model parameters and the disease under consideration; and second, the construction of a diagnostic decision rule using these correlation(More)