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Journal of Biomedical Optics

Study on the in vitro and in vivo activation of rat hepatic stellate cells by Raman spectroscopy
Author(s): Aiguo Shen; Zhangxiu Liao; Hui Wang; Iiho Goan; Yong Wu; Xiaohua Wang; Zhenyu Yu; Jiming Hu
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Paper Abstract

The feasibility of a novel and efficient diagnostic method for liver fibrosis using Raman spectroscopy is studied. Confocal Raman spectroscopy (CRS) is utilized to monitor the molecular changes of hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) in vitro as well as in vivo activation. In vitro activation was induced by growth in uncoated plastic plates, while the in vivo activation is induced by a single intraperitoneal injection of carbon tetrachloride (CCl4). The biochemical changes of HSCs during activation such as the loss of retinoid, the increase of α-helical protein, and the increased production of extracellular matrix proteins are observed by CRS. A user-friendly autoclassifying system is also developed to classify Raman spectra of liver injury tissues with a 90% accuracy rate. Raman spectroscopy combined with a fiber optical probe could be potentially accomplished for in vivo detection, which can lead to a novel and efficient diagnosis for liver fibrosis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 2007
PDF: 9 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 12(3) 034003 doi: 10.1117/1.2749507
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 12, Issue 3
Show Author Affiliations
Aiguo Shen, Wuhan Univ. (China)
Zhangxiu Liao, Wuhan Univ. (China)
Hui Wang, Wuhan Univ. (China)
Iiho Goan, Wuhan Univ. (China)
Yong Wu, Wuhan Univ. (China)
Xiaohua Wang, Wuhan Univ. (China)
Zhenyu Yu, Wuhan Univ. (China)
Jiming Hu, Wuhan Univ. (China)

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