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4 articles published in JoVE
Agarose Microchambers for Long-term Calcium Imaging of Caenorhabditis elegans Michal Turek1, Judith Besseling1, Henrik Bringmann1 1Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry Imaging behavior and neural activity over long time scales without immobilization of the animal is a prerequisite to understand behavior. Agarose microfluidic chambers imaging (AMI) can be used to image neural activity and behavior for all life stages of Caenorhabditis elegans.
Quantitative Mass Spectrometric Profiling of Cancer-cell Proteomes Derived From Liquid and Solid Tumors Hanibal Bohnenberger1, Philipp Ströbel1, Sebastian Mohr2, Jasmin Corso3, Tobias Berg2, Henning Urlaub3,4, Christof Lenz3,4, Hubert Serve2,5,6, Thomas Oellerich2,5,6 1Institute of Pathology, University Medical Center, Göttingen, 2Department of Hematology/Oncology, Goethe University of Frankfurt, 3Bioanalytical Mass Spectrometry Group, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, 4Bioanalytics, Institute of Clinical Chemistry, University Medical Center, Göttingen, 5German Cancer Consortium, 6German Cancer Research Center In-depth analyses of cancer cell proteomes facilitate identification of novel drug targets and diagnostic biomarkers. We describe an experimental workflow for quantitative analysis of (phospho-)proteomes in cancer cell subpopulations derived from liquid and solid tumors. This is achieved by combining cellular enrichment strategies with quantitative Super-SILAC-based mass spectrometry.
Measurement of Metabolic Rate in Drosophila using Respirometry Andriy S. Yatsenko1, April K. Marrone1, Mariya M. Kucherenko1, Halyna R. Shcherbata1 1Max Planck Research Group of Gene Expression and Signaling, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry Metabolic disorders are among one of the most common diseases in humans. The genetically tractable model organism D. melanogaster can be used to identify novel genes that regulate metabolism. This paper describes a relatively simple method which allows studying the metabolic rate in flies by measuring their CO2 production.
Paraffin-Embedded and Frozen Sections of Drosophila Adult Muscles Mariya M. Kucherenko1, April K. Marrone1, Valentyna M. Rishko1, Andriy S. Yatsenko1, Annekatrin Klepzig1, Halyna R. Shcherbata1 1Gene Expression and Signaling Research Group, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry Identification of mechanisms underlying muscle damage is crucial. Here we present the histological technique for preparing paraffin-embedded and frozen sections of Drosophila thoracic muscles. This allows analysis of muscle morphology and localization of protein and other muscle cell components.