EPFL
 Biomedical Imaging GroupSTI
EPFL
  Publications
English only   BIG > Publications > Fluorescence Loss


 CONTENTS
 Home Page
 News & Events
 People
 Publications
 Tutorials and Reviews
 Research
 Demos
 Download Algorithms

 DOWNLOAD
 PDF not available
 PS not available
 All BibTeX References

Quantitative Fluorescence Loss in Photobleaching for Analysis of Protein Transport and Aggregation

D. Wüstner, L.M. Solanko, F.W. Lund, D. Sage, H.J. Schroll, M.A. Lomholt

Proceedings of BioImage Informatics 2012 (BI'12), Dresden, Federal Republic of Germany, September 16-19, 2012, pp. 61-62.



Fluorescence loss in photobleaching (FLIP) is a widely used imaging technique, which provides information about protein dynamics in various cellular regions. Despite its popularity, tools are lacking for quantitative analysis of FLIP experiments. We present two new methods to detect and quantify protein transport and aggregation in living cells from FLIP image series. In the first approach, a stretched exponential (StrExp) function is fitted to fluorescence loss inside and outside the bleached region. We show by reaction-diffusion simulations, that the StrExp function can describe both, binding/barrier-limited and diffusion-limited fluorescence loss kinetics. By pixel-wise regression of that function to fluorescence loss kinetics of enhanced green fluorescent protein (eGFP), we could detect barriers for protein diffusion in the nucleus of living cells. Polyglutamine (polyQ) disease proteins like mutant huntingtin (mtHtt) can form large aggregates called inclusion bodies (IB's). In the second approach, we measured fluorescence loss kinetics and trajectories of moving IB's by single particle tracking and determined exchange rates of eGFP-tagged mtHtt protein between aggregates and the cytoplasm using an analytical multi-compartment model. That analysis revealed heterogeneous release kinetics of mtHtt from IB's and should be of great value for quantitative studies of intracellular protein trafficking and aggregation in neurodegeneration.


@INPROCEEDINGS(http://bigwww.epfl.ch/publications/wuestner1201.html,
AUTHOR="W{\"{u}}stner, D. and Solanko, L.M. and Lund, F.W. and Sage, D.
        and Schroll, H.J. and Lomholt, M.A.",
TITLE="Quantitative Fluorescence Loss in Photobleaching for Analysis of
        Protein Transport and Aggregation",
BOOKTITLE="Proceedings of BioImage Informatics 2012 ({BI'12})",
YEAR="2012",
editor="",
volume="",
series="",
pages="61--62",
address="Dresden, Federal Republic of Germany",
month="September 16-19,",
organization="",
publisher="",
note="")

© 2012 CBG. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from CBG.
This material is presented to ensure timely dissemination of scholarly and technical work. Copyright and all rights therein are retained by authors or by other copyright holders. All persons copying this information are expected to adhere to the terms and constraints invoked by each author's copyright. In most cases, these works may not be reposted without the explicit permission of the copyright holder.