2 articles published in JoVE
Bead Based Multiplex Assay for Analysis of Tear Cytokine Profiles Praveen Kumar Balne1,2, Veonice Bijin AU3, Louis Tong2, Arkasubhra Ghosh4, Mukesh Agrawal5, John Connolly3, Rupesh Agrawal1 1National Healthcare Group Eye Institute, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 2Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI), 3Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, A*STAR, 4GROW Research Laboratory, Narayana Nethralaya Foundation, 5Vimta Labs Limited Analysis of tear film cytokines helps in studying various ocular diseases. Bead based multiplex assays are simple and sensitive and enable the testing of multiple targets in samples with small volumes. Here we describe a protocol for tear film cytokine profiling a using bead based multiplex assay.
Fluorescent Dye Labeling of Erythrocytes and Leukocytes for Studying the Flow Dynamics in Mouse Retinal Circulation Rupesh Agrawal*1,2,3, Praveen Kumar Balne*2, Sai Bo Bo Tun2, Yeo Sia Wey2, Neha Khandelwal1, Veluchamy A. Barathi2,4,5 1National Healthcare Group Eye Institute, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 2Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI), Singapore National Eye Center, 3School of Material Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 4Department of Ophthalmology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University Health Systems, National University of Singapore, 5Ophthalmology Academic Clinical Research Program, DUKE-NUS Graduate Medical School Live-cell imaging of the labeled blood cells in ocular circulation can provide information about inflammation and ischemia in diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration. A protocol to label blood cells and image the labeled cells in the retinal circulation is described.