Live imaging of fetal intra-abdominal organs using two-photon laser-scanning microscopy

Yuhki Koike, Bo Li, Yong Chen, Hiromu Miyake, Carol Lee, Lijun Chi, Richard Wu, Mikihiro Inoue, Keiichi Uchida, Masato Kusunoki, Paul Delgado-Olguin, Agostino Pierro

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The processes by which the intra-abdominal organ circulatory system develops in the embryo and during organogenesis are unclear. Previous studies have used fixed tissues to study the development of abdominal organ vasculature in the embryo; however, the intravital circulation of intra-abdominal organs in rodent fetal development has not been studied. This protocol describes a system that uses two-photon laser-scanning microscopy (TPLSM) for real-time observation and quantification of normal and pathologic live fetal intra-abdominal dynamics while the fetus is still connected to the mother via the umbilical cord.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMethods in Molecular Biology
PublisherHumana Press Inc.
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN (Print)1064-3745

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics


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