Nanotech 2010 Vol. 3
Nanotech 2010 Vol. 3
Nanotechnology 2010: Bio Sensors, Instruments, Medical, Environment and Energy

Bio Sensors, Diagnostics & Imaging Chapter 1

Synchrotron radiation microtomography for the ex-vivo and in-vivo evaluation of nanoparticle-labeled stem cell homing in muscular tissue

Authors: F. Fiori, A. Farini, A. Giuliani, A. Manescu, C. Villa, Y. Torrente

Affilation: Polytechnic University of Marche, Italy

Pages: 81 - 84

Keywords: Duchenne muscular dystrophy, stem cells, synchrotron radiation, microtomography

This work was carried out in the frame of a more general research program aiming to use human stem cells to repair muscle damage in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The results of X-ray microtomography experiments, carried out both ex-vivo and in-vivo at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility are presented. It is shown that the distribution of intra-arterially delivered stem cells can be visualized by microtomography both in muscle biopsies and in living murine models, providing biological insights into the early processes of muscle stem cell homing.

ISBN: 978-1-4398-3415-2
Pages: 880
Hardcopy: $189.95