3 articles published in JoVE
CUBIC Protocol Visualizes Protein Expression at Single Cell Resolution in Whole Mount Skin Preparations Huazheng Liang*1,2, Bassem Akladios*1, Cesar P. Canales*1, Richard Francis3, Edna H. Hardeman1, Annemiek Beverdam1 1The School of Medical Sciences, University of New South Wales Australia, 2Neuroscience Research Australia, 3Biomedical Imaging Facility, University of New South Wales Australia This report describes a CUBIC protocol to clarify full thickness mouse skin biopsies, and visualize protein expression patterns, proliferating cells, and sebocytes at the single cell resolution in 3D. This method enables accurate assessment of skin anatomy and pathology, and of abnormal epidermal phenotypes in genetically modified mouse lines.
Imaging Serotonergic Fibers in the Mouse Spinal Cord Using the CLARITY/CUBIC Technique Huazheng Liang1,2, Emma Schofield1, George Paxinos1,2 1Brain Structure and Function Group, Neuroscience Research Australia, 2School of Medical Sciences, The University of New South Wales Supraspinal projections are important for pain perception and other behaviors, and serotonergic fibers are one of these fiber systems. The present study focused on the application of the combined CLARITY/CUBIC protocol to the mouse spinal cord in order to investigate the termination of these serotonergic fibers.
High-resolution In Vivo Manual Segmentation Protocol for Human Hippocampal Subfields Using 3T Magnetic Resonance Imaging Julie Winterburn1,2, Jens C. Pruessner3, Chavez Sofia4,5, Mark M. Schira6,7, Nancy J. Lobaugh4,8, Aristotle N. Voineskos5,9, M. Mallar Chakravarty1,2 1Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto, 2Computational Brain Anatomy Laboratory, Douglas Institute, McGill University, 3McGill Centre for Studies in Aging, McGill University, 4MRI Unit, Research Imaging Centre, Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 5Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, 6School of Psychology, University of Wollongong, 7Neuroscience Research Australia, 8Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, 9Kimel Family Translational Imaging Genetics Research Laboratory, Research Imaging Centre, Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health The goal of this manuscript is to study the hippocampus and hippocampal subfields using MRI. The manuscript describes a protocol for segmenting the hippocampus and five hippocampal substructures: cornu ammonis (CA) 1, CA2/CA3, CA4/dentate gyrus, strata radiatum/lacunosum/moleculare, and subiculum.