Time-lapse Confocal Reflection Imaging


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MPEG videos and supplemental images for manuscript submitted to:

A.O. Brightman1, B.P. Rajwa2, J.E. Sturgis2, M.E. McCallister1, J.P. Robinson2,
and S.L. Voytik-Harbin1, 2

1Dept. of Biomedical Engineering,
2Dept. of Basic Medical Sciences
Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN 47907


Time-Lapse Reflection Imaging of Matrix Assembly - Collagen, type I, or pepsin-solubilized intestinal submucosal, PSIS, was polymerized in 8-well chambered coverglass (Lab-Tek, Nalge Nunc Int.). The unstained 3-dimensional matrices were viewed with an inverted confocal laser-scanning microscope (BioRad MRC1024) using a 60X, oil immersion lens. Laser light of 488 nm illuminated the hydrated samples and the reflected light was detected with a photomultiplier tube using a blue reflection filter. Samples were maintained at 30-37°C on a heated stage. Time-lapse images of fibrillogenesis were recorded at 10-15 second intervals. For standardizing the scanning depth in the matrix, the Z position was kept in the range of 20 to 50 µm from the coverglass.


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Video 1

(2.5 MB, 17 sec)

PSIS assembly
real time: 60 min
Video 1

Video 2a

(0.5 Mb, 4 sec)
Collagen type I (2mg/ml)

real time: 30 min.
collagen type I (2mg/ml) fibrillogenesis

Video 2b

(0.5 Mb, 4 sec) Collagen and heparin

real time: 30 min.
collagen type I (2mg/ml) and heparin

Video 3a

(1.0 Mb, 6 sec) PSIS (1.5 mg/ml)

real time: 33 min.PSIS

Video 3b

(0.5 Mb, 3 sec) PSIS without GAG/PG

real time: 17 min.
PSIS without GAG and PG



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