JoVE Immunology and Infection
1Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alabama
Levels of the inflammatory cell-signaling molecule nitric oxide (NO) are commonly assayed using Griess reagent. In this protocol, we have created a modified Griess assay utilizing live Drosophila brain tissue in order to detect the secretion of NO in a simple, quantifiable and highly repeatable method.
JoVE Immunology and Infection
1INSERM UMR 1043, CNRS UMR 5282, Université Toulouse 3, 2UMR Viroligie, INRA ENVA ANSES
These past 15 years, canine adenovirus type 2 (CAV2)-derived vectors have proven their efficiency to transduce cells in vitro and in vivo and are widely used for vaccination and gene therapy. Here, we describe a procedure to construct, produce and purify CAV2 vectors, giving rise to high-titer viral suspensions.
1Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Stage-specific isolation of mid-to-late Drosophila follicles is useful for a variety of purposes. Such follicles develop in culture, which allows for genetic and/or pharmacologic manipulations to be coupled with in vitro development assays and live imaging. Additionally, follicles can be used for molecular studies, such as isolating mRNA and protein.
1School of Molecular Biosciences, Washington State University, 2Center for Reproductive Biology, Washington State University
<em>Caenorhabditis elegan</em> is a useful model to explore the functions of polyunsaturated fatty acids in development and physiology. This protocol describes an efficient method of supplementing the <em>C. elegans</em> diet with polyunsaturated fatty acids.
1Laboratory of Neurobiology, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health
This paper describes the application of cryoanalytical electron microscopy to the quantitative measurement of total calcium content and distribution at subcellular resolution in physiologically defined biological specimens.
1Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 2IKERBASQUE, Basque Foundation for Science
Drosophila S2 cells and cultured neurons are great systems for imaging of motor-driven organelle transport in vivo. Here we describe detailed protocols for culturing both cell types, their imaging and analysis of transport.
1Department of Medicine, University of Dresden, 2Center for Regerative Therapies Dresden
Neural stem cells harvested from the adult brain are increasing utilized in applications ranging from the basic research of nervous system development to exploring potential clinical applications in regenerative medicine. This makes rigorous control in the isolation and culturing conditions used to grow these cells critical to sound experimental outcomes.
1Department of Comparative Biology & Experimental Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary
We introduce a protocol for the generation of large numbers (thousands to hundreds of thousands) of uniform size- and composition-controlled tumor spheroids, using commercially available microwell plates.
1Department of Genetics, University of Georgia, 2Department of Cellular Biology, University of Georgia, 3College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology, Oklahoma State University, 4University of Georgia, 5Department of Mathematics, University of California, Davis
This paper describes how an adult zebrafish can be immobilized, intubated, and used for in vivo electrophysiological experiments to allow recordings and manipulation of neural activity in an intact animal.
1Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan-Dearborn, 2Department of Surgery/Transplant, University of Illinois at Chicago, 3Department of Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Chicago
Microfluidic oxygen control confers more than just convenience and speed over hypoxic chambers for biological experiments. Especially when implemented via diffusion through a membrane, microfluidic oxygen can provide simultaneous liquid and gas phase modulations at the microscale-level. This technique enables dynamic multi-parametric experiments critical for studying islet pathophysiology.