Useful papers page 2

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Go to my top ten useful microscopy papers  

Live cell imaging

  1. Landecker, H (2009) Seeing things: from microcinematography to live cell imaging Nature Methods 6/10: 707-709
  2. Frigault, MM et al (2009) Live-cell microscopy – tips and tools Jour Cell Science 122/6: 753-767
  3. Swedlow, JR (2010) Advanced hardware and software tools for fast multidimensional imaging of living cells PNAS 107/37: 16005-16006
  4. Coutu, DL & Schroeder, T (2013) Probing cellular processes by long-term live imaging – historic problems and current solutions Jour. Cell Science 126/17: 3805-3815
  5. Watkins, SC & St. Croix, CM (2013) Building a Live Cell Microscope: What You Need and How to Do It Curr. Protoc. Cytometry Unit 2.21
  6. Lynch, AE et al (2014) Low-cost motility tracking system (LOCOMOTIS) for time-lapse microscopy applications and cell visualisation PLoS One 9/8: e103547
  7. Kang, M et al (2013) Live imaging, identifying, and tracking single cells in complex populations in vivo and ex vivo Methods Mol Biol. 1052: 109-123
  8. Landecker, H (2011) Creeping, drinking, dying: The cinematic portal and the microscopic world of the twentieth-century cell Science in Context 24/3: 381-416
  9. Carlton, PM et al (2010) Fast live simultaneous multiwavelength four-dimensional optical microscopy PNAS 107/37: 16016-16022
  10. Arigovindan, M et al (2013) High-resolution restoration of 3D structures from widefield images with extreme low signal-to-noise ratio PNAS 110/43: 17344-17349
  11. Cole, RW (2014) Live-cell Imaging Cell Adhesion & Migration 8/5: 452-459.

For other resources, see the Live Cell Imaging webpage and Chapter 28 in Understanding Light Microscopy

Phototoxicity

  1. Editorial (2013) Artifacts of Light Nature Methods 10/12: 1135
  2. Johnson, S et al (2013) Assessment of cell viability Curr. Protoc. Cytometry Unit 9.2
  3. Icha, J et al (2017)Phototoxicity in live fluorescence microscopy, and how to avoid it Bioessays 39/8. doi: 10.1002/bies.201700003
  4. Swedlow, JR (2010) Advanced hardware and software tools for fast multidimensional imaging of living cells PNAS 107/37: 16005-16006
  5. Schneckenburger, H (2012) Light exposure and cell viability in fluorescence microscopy Jour. Microscopy 245/3: 311-318
  6. Madgison, V & Khodjakov, A (2013) Circumventing photodamage in live-cell microscopy Methods Cell Biol. 114: 545-560
  7. Jemielita, M et al (2013) Comparing phototoxicity during development of zebrafish craniofacial bone using confocal and light sheet fluorescence microscopy techniques Jour. Biophotonics 6/11-12: 920-28
  8. Khodjakov, A & Rieder, CL (2006) Imaging the division process in living tissue culture cells Methods 38/1: 2-1
  9. Mountants and antifades PDF from the Wright Cell Imaging Facility, Toronto

Fixation & Immunofluorescence

  1. Eltoum, I et al (2001) Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Fixation of Tissues Jour. Histotechnol. 24/3: 173-190
  2. See also Chapter 2 in Biological Microtechnique
  3. Chapter 16 Nowacek, J et al (2010) Fixation & Tissue processing in the 6th Edn DAKO guide on Special stains and H&E
  4. Immunofluorescence tips and tricks  see also Specimen Prepn. & Immunology on the Useful Books page
  5. Allan, VJ (2000) Basic Immunofluorescence Chapter 1, pp 1-26, in: Protein Localization by Fluorescence Microscopy – a practical approach VJ Allan (ed) OUP, Oxford  ISBN 0-19-963740-7
  6. Taylor, CR & Rudbeck, L (2013) Immunohistochemical Staining Methods 6th Edn DAKO guide

Stereology & Particle Tracking

  1. West, MJ (2012) Introduction to stereology Cold Spring Harbor Protocols pii: pdb.top070623. doi: 10.1101/pdb.top070623
  2. West, MJ (2013) Getting started in stereology Cold Spring Harbor Protocols doi:10.1101/pdb.top071845   see also Basic Stereology for Biologists and Neuroscientists
  3. Meijering, E et al (2012) Methods for cell and particle tracking Chapter 9 in Methods Enzymology 504: 183-200
  4. Chenouard, N et al (2014) Objective comparison of particle tracking methods Nature Methods 11/3: 281-289
  5. Hoffman, TL (2006) Counting Cells pp 21-24 Chapter 3 in: Cell Biology: a laboratory handbook vol 3 3rd edn (ed) Julio Cellis, Elsevier ISBN 978-0121647339
  6. Kloke, J & Hardin, J (2008) Introduction to Statistical Analysis Curr. Protoc. Lab. Techs. Appendix A4 1-30.

Experimental Planning

  1. Statistics – see Nature Methods series.

Reflectance & Polarisation microscopy

  1. Guggenheim, EJ et al (2017) Imaging In focus: Reflected light imaging: Techniques and applications Int. Jour. Biochem. Cell Biol. 83: 65-70
  2. Montag, M et al (2011) Gamete competence assessment by polarizing optics in assisted reproduction Hum Reprod Update 17/5: 654-666
  3. Inoué, S (2002) Polarization microscopy Curr. Protoc. Cell Biology Unit 4.9  See also the biography here.

Quality control and PSF determination

  1. Hng, KI & Dormann, D (2013) ConfocalCheck – a software tool for the automated monitoring of confocal microscope performance PLoS One 8/11: e79879
  2. Zucker, RM (2004) Confocal microscopy system performance: axial resolution Microscopy Today 38: 38-40
  3. Eason, B et al (2014) Microscope maintenance and quality control:  a practical guide Microscopy: advances in scientific research and education vol. 2, pages 713-724 A. Méndez-Vilas (ed) Formatex Research Center, Extremadura  ISBN = 978-84-942134-4-1
  4. Brown, CM et al (2015) A quantitative measure of field illumination Jour. Biomolecular Techniques 26/2: 37-44
  5. Stack, RF et al (2015) Quality assurance testing for modern optical systems Microsc. Microanal. 17/4:598-606
  6. Butzlaff M et al (2015) eSIP: A Novel Solution-Based Sectioned Image Property Approach for Microscope Calibration PLoS One 10/8: e013498
  7. Schrader, M et al (1998) Ultrathin fluorescent layers for monitoring the axial resolution in confocal and two-photon fluorescence microscopy Jour. Microscopy 191/2: 135-140
  8. Kedziora, KM et al (2011) Method of calibration of a fluorescence microscope for quantitative studies Jour. Microscopy 244/1: 101-111
  9. Cole, RW et al (2011) Measuring & interpreting PSFs to determine confocal microscope resolution and ensure quality control Nature Methods 6/12: 1929-1941
  10. Not a paper, but Thermo Fisher’s source of Standards; bead suspensions, slides etc.
  11. Davis, I (2000) Visualising fluorescence in Drosophila – optimal detection in thick specimens Chapter 6, pp 133-162 in: Protein Localization by Fluorescence Microscopy, VJ Allen,  ed. OUP, Oxford.   ISBN = 0-19-963740-7    Also see this bead prep PDF from Micron, Oxford.
  12. Waters, JC (2009) Accuracy and precision in quantitative fluorescence microscopy  Jour. Cell Biology 185/7: 1135-1148.
  13. Waters, JC & Swedlow, J (2008) Interpreting Fluorescence Microscopy Images and Measurements  in: Evaluating Techniques in Biochemical Research, D. Zuk, ed. Cell Press 37-42
  14. Waters, JC & Wittmann, T (2014) Concepts in Quantitative Fluorescence Microscopy Chapter 1 in Methods in Cell Biology vol 124 Quantitative Imaging in Cell Biology Jennifer C. Waters and Torsten Wittman (eds) Elsevier, Amsterdam.  ISBN = 978-0-12-420138-5
  15. Jonkman, J et al (2014) Quantitative confocal microscopy: Beyond a pretty picture Chapter 7 in Methods in Cell Biology vol 124 Quantitative Imaging in Cell Biology Jennifer C. Waters and Torsten Wittman (eds) Elsevier, Amsterdam.  ISBN = 978-0-12-420138-5
  16. Zucker, RM & Price, O (2001) Evaluation of confocal microscopy system performance Cytometry 44/4: 273-294
  17. Zucker, RM & Price, O (2001) Statistical evaluation of confocal microscopy images Cytometry 44/4: 295-308
  18. Lee, J-S et al (2014) Calibration of wide-field deconvolution microscopy for quantitative fluorescence imaging Jour. Biomol. Tech. 25/1:31-40
  19. Terasaki, M (2006) Quantification of fluorescence in thick specimens with an application to cyclin B-GFP expression in starfish oocytes  Biol. Cell 98/4: 245-252
  20. Model, MA & Burkhardt, JK (2001) A standard for calibration and shading correction of a fluorescence microscope Cytometry 44/4: 309-16
  21. Cole, RW et al (2013) International test results for objective lens quality,resolution, spectral accuracy and spectral separation for confocal laser scanning microscopes Microsc. Microanal. 19/6:1653-56
  22.  PSF explanation A4 page from Yang & Yuste (2017)
  23. See also the section on Planning an imaging experiment, Chapter 27 of Understanding Light Microscopy.
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