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Articles by Daniel A. Gibson in JoVE
Análise mosaico de função do gene em desenvolvimento pós-natal do rato do cérebro usando Virus baseado Recombinação Cre
Daniel A. Gibson1,2, Le Ma2,3
1Neuroscience Graduate Program, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 2Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute, University of Southern California, 3Department of Cell and Neurobiology, Neuroscience Graduate Program, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
Other articles by Daniel A. Gibson on PubMed
Development (Cambridge, England). Jan, 2011 | Pubmed ID: 21177340
During nervous system development, axons generate branches to connect with multiple synaptic targets. As with axon growth and guidance, axon branching is tightly controlled in order to establish functional neural circuits, yet the mechanisms that regulate this important process are less well understood. Here, we review recent advances in the study of several common branching processes in the vertebrate nervous system. By focusing on each step in these processes we illustrate how different types of branching are regulated by extracellular cues and neural activity, and highlight some common principles that underlie the establishment of complex neural circuits in vertebrate development.
Flow Cytometry Assessment of Apoptotic CD34+ Cells by Annexin V Labeling May Improve Prediction of Cord Blood Potency for Engraftment
Transfusion. Aug, 2011 | Pubmed ID: 21883264
BACKGROUND: Nonviable CD34+ cells are commonly assessed by standard flow cytometry using the nuclear stain 7-aminoactinomycin D (7AAD). 7AAD, however, only detects necrotic and late apoptotic cells, not earlier apoptosis, which engraft poorly in animal models of cord blood (cord) transplantation. The standard method, therefore, may overestimate engraftment potency of cord units under certain conditions. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: To detect apoptotic events, costaining with 7AAD and annexin V (AnnV), in parallel with the quantitative, standard enumeration, was used. Cord units were assessed before and after cryopreservation using both staining methods and colony-forming units (CFU) to determine if graft potency can be predicted using a "functional flow cytometry" approach. RESULTS: Significant numbers of CD34+ AnnV+ events were found within the 7AAD-gated population. Nonapoptotic cell dose (CD34+ AnnV-) correlated well with CFUs in both a small-scale (n = 10) and a large-scale banking study (n = 107). Finally, following samples postthaw with time showed increasing numbers of apoptotic CD34+ cells and consequently the AnnV assessed dose was better at predicting the CFU compared with just the standard enumeration. CONCLUSION: Defining the apoptotic population of CD34+ cells improved the prediction of CFU, making this method a rapid test of potency for assessment of cord units for clinical use.