Analyzing real-time video microscopy : the dynamics and geometry of vesicles and tubules in endocytosis

Hamilton, Nicholas A., Kerr, Markus C., Burrage, Kevin, & Teasdale, Rohan D. (2007) Analyzing real-time video microscopy : the dynamics and geometry of vesicles and tubules in endocytosis. In Morgan, K. (Ed.) Current Protocols in Cell Biology. Wiley InterScience, 4.16.

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With the advent of live cell imaging microscopy, new types of mathematical analyses and measurements are possible. Many of the real-time movies of cellular processes are visually very compelling, but elementary analysis of changes over time of quantities such as surface area and volume often show that there is more to the data than meets the eye. This unit outlines a geometric modeling methodology and applies it to tubulation of vesicles during endocytosis. Using these principles, it has been possible to build better qualitative and quantitative understandings of the systems observed, as well as to make predictions about quantities such as ligand or solute concentration, vesicle pH, and membrane trafficked. The purpose is to outline a methodology for analyzing real-time movies that has led to a greater appreciation of the changes that are occurring during the time frame of the real-time video microscopy and how additional quantitative measurements allow for further hypotheses to be generated and tested.

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ID Code: 46024
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: endocytosis, video microscopy, endosomal trafficking, membrane trafficking
DOI: 10.1002/0471143030.cb0416s35
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (060000) > BIOCHEMISTRY AND CELL BIOLOGY (060100)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Schools > Mathematical Sciences
Deposited On: 15 Sep 2011 22:35
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2011 22:35

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