Wavelength-dependent backscattering measurements for quantitative real-time monitoring of apoptosis in living cells.

@article{Mulvey2009WavelengthdependentBM,
  title={Wavelength-dependent backscattering measurements for quantitative real-time monitoring of apoptosis in living cells.},
  author={Christine S. Mulvey and Carly A Sherwood and Irving J. Bigio},
  journal={Journal of biomedical optics},
  year={2009},
  volume={14 6},
  pages={064013}
}
Apoptosis--programmed cell death--is a cellular process exhibiting distinct biochemical and morphological changes. An understanding of the early morphological changes that a cell undergoes during apoptosis can provide the opportunity to monitor apoptosis in tissue, yielding diagnostic and prognostic information. There is avid interest regarding the involvement of apoptosis in cancer. The initial response of a tumor to successful cancer treatment is often massive apoptosis. Current apoptosis… CONTINUE READING