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Light scattering application for quantitative estimation of apoptosis
Author(s): Rostyslav O. Bilyy; Rostyslav S. Stoika; Vasyl B. Getman; Olexander I. Bilyi
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Estimation of cell proliferation and apoptosis are in focus of instrumental methods used in modern biomedical sciences. Present study concerns monitoring of functional state of cells, specifically the development of their programmed death or apoptosis. The available methods for such purpose are either very expensive, or require time-consuming operations. Their specificity and sensitivity are frequently not sufficient for making conclusions which could be used in diagnostics or treatment monitoring. We propose a novel method for apoptosis measurement based on quantitative determination of cellular functional state taking into account their physical characteristics. This method uses the patented device -- laser microparticle analyser PRM-6 -- for analyzing light scattering by the microparticles, including cells. The method gives an opportunity for quick, quantitative, simple (without complicated preliminary cell processing) and relatively cheap measurement of apoptosis in cellular population. The elaborated method was used for studying apoptosis expression in murine leukemia cells of L1210 line and human lymphoblastic leukemia cells of K562 line. The results obtained by the proposed method permitted measuring cell number in tested sample, detecting and quantitative characterization of functional state of cells, particularly measuring the ratio of the apoptotic cells in suspension.

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Date Published: 28 May 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5330, Complex Dynamics, Fluctuations, Chaos, and Fractals in Biomedical Photonics, (28 May 2004);
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Rostyslav O. Bilyy, Lviv National Univ. (Ukraine)
Institute of Cell Biology (Ukraine)
Rostyslav S. Stoika, Institute of Cell Biology (Ukraine)
Vasyl B. Getman, Lviv National Univ. (Ukraine)
Olexander I. Bilyi, Lviv National Univ. (Ukraine)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5330:
Complex Dynamics, Fluctuations, Chaos, and Fractals in Biomedical Photonics
Valery V. Tuchin, Editor(s)

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