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In vitro and in vivo Bioluminescence Reporter Gene Imaging of Human Embryonic Stem Cells
 

In vitro and in vivo Bioluminescence Reporter Gene Imaging of Human Embryonic Stem Cells

Article DOI: 10.3791/740
May 2nd, 2008

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Summary May 2nd, 2008

With the growing interest in stem cell therapies, molecular imaging techniques are ideal for monitoring stem cell behavior after transplantation. Luciferase reporter genes have enabled non-invasive, repetitive assessment of cell survival, location, and proliferation in vivo. This video will demonstrate how to track hESC proliferation in a living mouse.

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