Confocal imaging protocols for live/dead staining in three-dimensional carriers

Gantenbein-Ritter, Benjamin; Sprecher, Christoph M.; Chan, Samantha; Illien-Junger, Svenja; Grad, Sibylle (2011). Confocal imaging protocols for live/dead staining in three-dimensional carriers. Methods in molecular biology, 740, pp. 127-140. Totowa, N.J.: Humana Press 10.1007/978-1-61779-108-6_14

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In tissue engineering, a variety of methods are commonly used to evaluate survival of cells inside tissues or three-dimensional (3D) carriers. Among these methods confocal laser scanning microscopy opened accessibility of 3D tissue using live cell imaging into the tissue or 3D scaffolds. However, although this technique is ideally applied to 3D tissue or scaffolds with thickness up to several millimetres, this application is surprisingly rare and scans are often done on slices with thickness <20 μm. Here, we present novel protocols for the staining of 3D tissue (e.g. intervertebral disc tissue) and scaffolds, such as fibrin gels or alginate beads.

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