3 articles published in JoVE
Systematic Assessment of Well-Being in Mice for Procedures Using General Anesthesia Katharina Hohlbaum1,2, Bettina Bert2,3, Silke Dietze2, Rupert Palme4, Heidrun Fink2, Christa Thöne-Reineke1 1Institute of Animal Welfare, Animal Behavior and Laboratory Animal Science, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Freie Universität Berlin, 2Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Freie Universität Berlin, 3German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), 4Unit of Physiology, Pathophysiology and Experimental Endocrinology, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Veterinary Medicine We developed a protocol to assess well-being in mice during procedures using general anesthesia. A series of behavioral parameters indicating levels of well-being as well as glucocorticoid metabolites were analyzed. The protocol can serve as a general aid to estimate the degree of severity in a scientific, animal-centered manner.
Methods to Study Lipid Alterations in Neutrophils and the Subsequent Formation of Neutrophil Extracellular Traps Graham Brogden*1,2, Ariane Neumann*1,3, Diab M. Husein1, Friederike Reuner1,4, Hassan Y. Naim1, Maren von Köckritz-Blickwede1,4 1Department of Physiological Chemistry, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, 2Fish Disease Research Unit, University of Veterinary Medicine, 3Department of Clinical Sciences, Biomedical Center, Lund University, 4Research Center for Emerging Infections and Zoonoses (RIZ), University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover Lipids are known to play an important role in cellular functions. Here, we describe a method to determine the lipid composition of neutrophils, with emphasis on the cholesterol level, by using both HPTLC and HPLC to gain a better understanding of the underlying mechanisms of neutrophil extracellular trap formation.
Human Internal Mammary Artery (IMA) Transplantation and Stenting: A Human Model to Study the Development of In-Stent Restenosis Xiaoqin Hua1,2, Tobias Deuse1,2, Evangelos D. Michelakis3, Alois Haromy3, Phil S. Tsao4, Lars Maegdefessel4, Reinhold G. Erben5, Claudia Bergow5, Boris B. Behnisch6, Hermann Reichenspurner1,2, Robert C. Robbins7, Sonja Schrepfer1,2,7 1University Heart Center Hamburg, TSI-Lab, Germany, 2Cardiovascular Research Center, University of Hamburg, 3Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division, Pulmonary Hypertension Program, University of Alberta, 4Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, 5Department of Biomedical Sciences, Institute of Physiology, Pathophysiology, and Biophysics, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, 6Translumina GmbH, Hechingen, 7Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine This video shows a model to study the development of intimal hyperplasia after stent deployment using a human vessel (IMA) in an immunodeficient rat model.