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Articles by Daniel A. Carvajal Berrio in JoVE
Non-contact, Label-free Monitoring of Cells and Extracellular Matrix using Raman Spectroscopy Miriam Votteler1,2, Daniel A. Carvajal Berrio2, Marieke Pudlas2,3, Heike Walles2,4, Katja Schenke-Layland1,2 1Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and Inter-University Centre for Medical Technology Stuttgart-Tübingen (IZST), Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen, 2Department of Cell and Tissue Engineering, Fraunhofer Institute of Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology (IGB) Stuttgart, Germany, 3Department for Medical Interfacial Engineering (IGVT), University of Stuttgart, Germany, 4Institute of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Julius-Maximillians University, Würzburg, Germany Raman spectroscopy is a suitable technique for the non-contact, label-free analysis of living cells, tissue-engineered constructs and native tissues. Source-specific spectral fingerprints can be generated and analyzed using multivariate analysis.
Other articles by Daniel A. Carvajal Berrio on PubMed
Raman Spectroscopy for the Non-contact and Non-destructive Monitoring of Collagen Damage Within Tissues Journal of Biophotonics. Jan, 2012 | Pubmed ID: 21954177 The non-destructive and label-free monitoring of extracellular matrix (ECM) remodeling and degradation processes is a great challenge. Raman spectroscopy is a non-contact method that offers the possibility to analyze ECM in situ without the need for tissue processing. Here, we employed Raman spectroscopy for the detection of heart valve ECM, focusing on collagen fibers. We screened the leaflets of porcine aortic valves either directly after dissection or after treatment with collagenase. By comparing the fingerprint region of the Raman spectra of control and treated tissues (400-1800 cm(-1)), we detected no significant differences based on Raman shifts; however, we found that increasing collagen degradation translated into decreasing Raman signal intensities. After these proof-of-principal experiments, we compared Raman spectra of native and cryopreserved valve tissues and revealed that the signal intensities of the frozen samples were significantly lower compared to those of native tissues, similar to the data seen in the enzymatically-degraded tissues. In conclusion, our data demonstrate that Raman microscopy is a promising, non-destructive and non-contact tool to probe ECM state in situ.