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Micrornas Are Necessary For Bmp-7-Induced Dendritic Growth In Cultured Rat Sympathetic Neurons, Vidya Chandrasekaran Sep 2019

Micrornas Are Necessary For Bmp-7-Induced Dendritic Growth In Cultured Rat Sympathetic Neurons, Vidya Chandrasekaran

Vidya Chandrasekaran

Neuronal connectivity is dependent on size and shape of the dendritic arbor. However, mechanisms controlling dendritic arborization, especially in the peripheral nervous system, are not completely understood. Previous studies have shown that bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) are important initiators of dendritic growth in peripheral neurons. In this study, we examined the hypothesis that post-transcriptional regulation mediated by microRNAs (miRNAs) is necessary for BMP-7-induced dendritic growth in these neurons. To examine the role of miRNAs in BMP-7-induced dendritic growth, microarray analyses was used to profile miRNA expression in cultured sympathetic neurons from the superior cervical ganglia of embryonic day 21 rat ...


Ap1 Balance Between Concentration And Charge Is A Donnan Equilibrium, Paul D. Heideman Jun 2017

Ap1 Balance Between Concentration And Charge Is A Donnan Equilibrium, Paul D. Heideman

Paul Heideman

No abstract provided.


Ap2- Resting Potential Of A Typical Cell, Paul D. Heideman Jun 2017

Ap2- Resting Potential Of A Typical Cell, Paul D. Heideman

Paul Heideman

No abstract provided.


Ap3 Voltage Gated Sodium Channels First Half Of An Action Potential, Paul D. Heideman Jun 2017

Ap3 Voltage Gated Sodium Channels First Half Of An Action Potential, Paul D. Heideman

Paul Heideman

No abstract provided.


Force Generation And Contraction Of Random Actomyosin Bundles., Dietmar B. Oelz May 2016

Force Generation And Contraction Of Random Actomyosin Bundles., Dietmar B. Oelz

Biology and Medicine Through Mathematics Conference

No abstract provided.


Human Anatomy And Physiology Preparatory Course: Part 2 Of 4 (Interactive), Carlos Liachovitzky Jan 2016

Human Anatomy And Physiology Preparatory Course: Part 2 Of 4 (Interactive), Carlos Liachovitzky

Open Educational Resources

The overall purpose of these preparatory course set of learning objectives is to help students familiarize with some terms and some basic concepts they will find later in the Human Anatomy and Physiology I course.

These 40+ learning objectives to prepare for Human Anatomy and Physiology can be downloaded and played in a desktop, or laptop (windows exe file).

The entire course has four parts:

Each learning objective is followed by a set of multiple choice question similar to those found later in a Human Anatomy and Physiology course.


Human Anatomy And Physiology Preparatory Course: Part 1 Of 4 (Interactive), Carlos Liachovitzky Jan 2016

Human Anatomy And Physiology Preparatory Course: Part 1 Of 4 (Interactive), Carlos Liachovitzky

Open Educational Resources

The overall purpose of these preparatory course set of learning objectives is to help students familiarize with some terms and some basic concepts they will find later in the Human Anatomy and Physiology I course.

These 40+ learning objectives to prepare for Human Anatomy and Physiology can be downloaded and played in a desktop, or laptop (windows exe file).

The entire course has four parts:

Each learning objective is followed by a set of multiple choice question similar to those found later in a Human Anatomy and Physiology course.

The organization and ...


Synaptogyrin 3 Binds Amyloid Beta And May Alter Dopamine Transport In Alzheimer’S Disease, William Gierach Jan 2016

Synaptogyrin 3 Binds Amyloid Beta And May Alter Dopamine Transport In Alzheimer’S Disease, William Gierach

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Alzheimer’s Disease effects 35 million elderly individuals globally by causing dementia, memory loss and eventually death. Amyloid Beta (Aß), a neurotropic peptide and a hallmark of AD pathogenesis, disrupts cellular organization and impairs neuronal systems. The dopaminergic system regulates learning, motor function and behavior and malfunctions in early AD. Aß causes dopaminergic transmission to dysfunction by unknown mechanisms. To elucidate these mechanisms, we screened solubilized mouse synaptosomes for proteins that specifically bind Aß 1-42. 107 proteins that bound Aß were identified by mass spectrometry. Human orthologs were further screened in HEK293 cells for Aß binding. Of the thirteen proteins ...


Human Anatomy And Physiology Preparatory Course: Part 4 Of 4 (Interactive), Carlos Liachovitzky Jan 2016

Human Anatomy And Physiology Preparatory Course: Part 4 Of 4 (Interactive), Carlos Liachovitzky

Open Educational Resources

The overall purpose of these preparatory course set of learning objectives is to help students familiarize with some terms and some basic concepts they will find later in the Human Anatomy and Physiology I course.

These 40+ learning objectives to prepare for Human Anatomy and Physiology can be downloaded and played in a desktop, or laptop (windows exe file).

The entire course has four parts:

Each learning objective is followed by a set of multiple choice question similar to those found later in a Human Anatomy and Physiology course.


Human Anatomy And Physiology Preparatory Course: Part 3 Of 4 (Interactive), Carlos Liachovitzky Jan 2016

Human Anatomy And Physiology Preparatory Course: Part 3 Of 4 (Interactive), Carlos Liachovitzky

Open Educational Resources

he overall purpose of these preparatory course set of learning objectives is to help students familiarize with some terms and some basic concepts they will find later in the Human Anatomy and Physiology I course.

These 40+ learning objectives to prepare for Human Anatomy and Physiology can be downloaded and played in a desktop, or laptop (windows exe file).

The entire course has four parts:

Each learning objective is followed by a set of multiple choice question similar to those found later in a Human Anatomy and Physiology course.


Gpu Deconvolution Wow Result On 2048x2048x32 Plane Z-Series, George Mcnamara Jun 2015

Gpu Deconvolution Wow Result On 2048x2048x32 Plane Z-Series, George Mcnamara

George McNamara

GPU Deconvolution WOW result on 2048x2048x32 plane Z-series ... formerly bad academic code ("you get what you pay for") now impressive

Alternative title: "instant gratification quantitative deconvolution fluorescence microscopy".

http://0-works.bepress.com.library.simmons.edu/gmcnamara/55/

Please see "74"

http://0-works.bepress.com.library.simmons.edu/gmcnamara/74/

for 32-bit images from this project (bepress file size limitation prevented me from including them in this ZIP archive).

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Summary: Deconvolution microscopy has historically been painfully slow. The early vendors were:

- Scanalytics (Carrington and Fay), commercialized to try to sell expensive, specialized array processors made by CSPI (the CSPI box likely had less computing power than a ...


32-Bit Deconvolution Files Accompanying 55 Page, George Mcnamara Jun 2015

32-Bit Deconvolution Files Accompanying 55 Page, George Mcnamara

George McNamara

ZIP file with 32-bit images accompanying

http://0-works.bepress.com.library.simmons.edu/gmcnamara/55

Bepress apparently has an ~1 Gigabyte file upload limit so I have placed the 32-bit images of greatest interest here.

See Word document inside for details.


Light Microscopy Reflection Focusing Cells And Coverglass, George Mcnamara May 2015

Light Microscopy Reflection Focusing Cells And Coverglass, George Mcnamara

George McNamara

Light Microscopy Reflection Focusing Cells and Coverglass 20150520Wed

Many light microscopes have the capability of using camera based brightfield, phase contrast, or fluorescence to find the most contrasty specimen focus. When I worked for UIC (1992-1997) we offered this with a combination of Ludl MAC2000 controller, Z-drive, video card thingy, and video camera (most customers at the time used analog video cameras).

Many automated light microscopes now have clever -- and pricey -- autofocus systems based on an NIR LED structured illumination reflecting light off the bottom of the coverglass.

I encourage a simpler approach - my hardware details are in the text ...


O-Glcnacylation And Modifications To The Class Ii Transactivator, Ronald Shanderson Apr 2015

O-Glcnacylation And Modifications To The Class Ii Transactivator, Ronald Shanderson

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Timelapse Data - Gm Imaging Cytometer Needs Stitching Part 1 Of 2, George Mcnamara Jul 2014

Timelapse Data - Gm Imaging Cytometer Needs Stitching Part 1 Of 2, George Mcnamara

George McNamara

Timelapse data - GM imaging cytometer needs stitching part 1 of 2

Imaging challenge: align multiple time series over time to overcome "stage slop" in the imaging cytometer used in this experiment.

http://0-works.bepress.com.library.simmons.edu/gmcnamara/53 (this)

and

http://0-works.bepress.com.library.simmons.edu/gmcnamara/54 (next)

are zip files containing 8-bit stacks (MetaMorph multiplane TIFF files) acquired on an imaging cytometer.

"53" is the brightfield data, raw and automatic aligned stacks in MetaMorph (Apps menu, MM7.8.6).

"54" is GFP fluorescence, raw and automatic aligned stacks in MetaMorph (Apps menu, MM7.8.6). The GFP fluorescence decreases over time ...


Timelapse Data - Gm Imaging Cytometer Needs Stitching Part 2 Of 2, George Mcnamara Jul 2014

Timelapse Data - Gm Imaging Cytometer Needs Stitching Part 2 Of 2, George Mcnamara

George McNamara

Timelapse data - GM imaging cytometer needs stitching part 2 of 2

Imaging challenge: align multiple time series over time to overcome "stage slop" in the imaging cytometer used in this experiment.

http://0-works.bepress.com.library.simmons.edu/gmcnamara/53 (previous) and http://0-works.bepress.com.library.simmons.edu/gmcnamara/54 (this)

are zip files containing 8-bit stacks (MetaMorph multiplane TIFF files) acquired on an imaging cytometer.

"53" is the brightfield data, raw and automatic aligned stacks in MetaMorph (Apps menu, MM7.8.6). "54" is GFP fluorescence, raw and automatic aligned stacks in MetaMorph (Apps menu, MM7.8.6). The GFP fluorescence decreases over time ...


Tattletales And T-Bow Update 20140602mon, George Mcnamara Jun 2014

Tattletales And T-Bow Update 20140602mon, George Mcnamara

George McNamara

Tattletales and T-Bow Update 20140602Mon

http://0-works.bepress.com.library.simmons.edu/gmcnamara/42

Please see also http://0-works.bepress.com.library.simmons.edu/gmcnamara/26

Tattletales: multiplex fluorescent protein biosensors by spatial localization with TALE-FPs, Cas9-FPs, ZF-FPs, LacI-FPs, TetR-FPs, etc.

T-Bow: Rainbow T-cells and Tumor cells (and ES cells, iPS cells, other cells and organisms). You can think of this as "Brainbow meets TALENs/Cas9/ZFNs/other DNA sequence specific binding proteins".

If not familiar with Brainbow, see

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brainbow

If not familiar with TALENs, Cas9, etc, see

http://www.addgene.org/genome_engineering/

Big idea: localizing fluorescent proteins - and/or Nano-Lanterns ...


Timelapse Data - Gm Vandana 20140502fri Part 2 Of 2, George Mcnamara May 2014

Timelapse Data - Gm Vandana 20140502fri Part 2 Of 2, George Mcnamara

George McNamara

Timelapse data - GM Vandana 20140502Fri part 2 of 2

(positions 4 and 5 of 5).

Data from a project with Vandana Kaul, Univ Houston. Vandana and GM know the details of this experiment. Nikon BioStation IM, 20x effective magnification (Nikon 40x lens with de-zoom), 800x600 pixels (by 2x2 binning). Five positions (P1 ... P5), acquired at 1 frame per minute, playback 30 fps.

Videos 1, 2 and 3 are in "part 1" at

http://0-works.bepress.com.library.simmons.edu/gmcnamara/48/


Timelapse Data - Gm Vandana 20140502fri Part 1 Of 2, George Mcnamara May 2014

Timelapse Data - Gm Vandana 20140502fri Part 1 Of 2, George Mcnamara

George McNamara

Timelapse data - GM Vandana 20140502Fri part 1 of 2

(positions 1, 2 and 3).

Data from a project with Vandana Kaul, Univ Houston. Vandana and GM know the details of this experiment. Nikon BioStation IM, 20x effective magnification (Nikon 40x lens with de-zoom), 800x600 pixels (by 2x2 binning). Five positions (P1 ... P5), acquired at 1 frame per minute, playback 30 fps.


Image Z-Series Wrt Nvidia Titan 6 Gb Gpu Cuda Deconvolution, George Mcnamara Apr 2014

Image Z-Series Wrt Nvidia Titan 6 Gb Gpu Cuda Deconvolution, George Mcnamara

George McNamara

Image Z-series wrt NVidia Titan 6 Gb GPU CUDA Deconvolution

This ZIP file contains raw and deconvolved data series from George McNamara, Laurence J.N. Cooper lab, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. I have also included our lab instructions, and a screenshot of the current CUDA deconvolution settings (for dry objective lenses, Manish Butte wrote me to use the immersion medium refractive index, air = 1.0).

Instrument:

Leica DMI6000 inverted fluorescence microscope, Lumencor SOLA LED light source, Leica "L5" GFP filter cube (480/40ex, 505dm, 527/30em).

Leica 20x/0.75 NA objective lens, 1.6x optovar, for 325 nm ...


Cell Morphometry, George Mcnamara Mar 2014

Cell Morphometry, George Mcnamara

George McNamara

Cell Morphometry ZIP content by George McNamara

http://0-works.bepress.com.library.simmons.edu/gmcnamara/41

Robert Murphy's TypIC (typical cell Chooser,

http://murphylab.web.cmu.edu/services/TypIC/

now superseded by PSLID and SLIF

http://murphylab.web.cmu.edu/services/ ), was a "game changer" for me with respect to cell shape analysis. Rather than trying to compute the average of (say) a triangle and a pentagon ... which might result in a square, or a rectange, or some bizarre quadrilateral ... R.M. advocated using the median. OK, in a 2 member dataset this would result in averaging the two shapes (if use ...


3b Project Data - Raw Tiff Series And Cropped Series, George Mcnamara Feb 2014

3b Project Data - Raw Tiff Series And Cropped Series, George Mcnamara

George McNamara

Fluorescence microscopy data acquired for 3B Bayesian localization microscopy.

Settings: 100 nm XY pixel size. 50 millisecond exposures, MetaMorph stream acquisition mode (as fast as possible). Stellaris FISH mammalian cells labeled with Quasar 670 fluorophores, one molecule per 20mer FISH probe, ~48 probes to TOP1 mRNA (Topoisomerase 1).

More on the 3B project and Stellaris FISH data at http://0-works.bepress.com.library.simmons.edu/gmcnamara/38/

and at Susan Cox's web sites http://www.coxphysics.com/3b/ http://superresolved.com/


Blood Vessel Z-Series Image Data Set From Confocal Microscopy 2013 Book, George Mcnamara Jan 2014

Blood Vessel Z-Series Image Data Set From Confocal Microscopy 2013 Book, George Mcnamara

George McNamara

Blood Vessel Z-series image data set from Confocal Microscopy 2013 book chapter:

McNamara G, Yanai A, Khankaldyyan V, Laug WE, Boden J, Webster K, Li Y, Wen R. Low magnification confocal microscopy of tumor angiogenesis. Methods Mol Biol. 2014; 1075: 149-75.

doi: 10.1007/978-1-60761-847-8_6. PubMed PMID: 24052350.

See also:

Jeffrey Boden, Jianqin Wei, George McNamara, Hans Layman, Midhat Abdulreda, Fotios Andreopoulos, and Keith A. Webster. Whole-mount imaging of the mouse hindlimb vasculature using the lipophilic carbocyanine dye DiI. Biotechniques Rapid Dispatches, July 2012, pp. 1–4

http://www.biotechniques.com/rapiddispatches/Whole-mount-imaging-of-the-mouse-hindlimb-vasculature-using-the-lipophilic-carbocyanine-dye-DiI./biotechniques-333144.html

Supplemental file:

http://www.biotechniques ...


Stellaris Fish Workshop Gadph And Dapi Z-Series, George Mcnamara Dec 2013

Stellaris Fish Workshop Gadph And Dapi Z-Series, George Mcnamara

George McNamara

Stellaris FISH workshop GADPH and DAPI Z-series at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX.

The zip file contains raw and GPU deconvolved image data from a workshop Biosearch Technologies conducted for MDACC researchers in December 2013. Image data was acquired on a Leica DMI6000 microscope with Lumencor SOLA light engine, DAPI and Cy5 filter cubes, Hamamatsu ORCA FLASH4.0 sCMOS camera (500 ms exposure time per plane for Quasar 670).

Pixel size 100 nm XY.

Z-step size 200 nm.

32 planes (power of 2 is optimal for GPU deconvolution). With 500 ms exposure time, the Quasar 670 GADPH FISH probes ...


Stellaris Fishing 20131125mon Part 2 Of 2, George Mcnamara Nov 2013

Stellaris Fishing 20131125mon Part 2 Of 2, George Mcnamara

George McNamara

Stellaris FISH dataset using three FISH probe sets.

Slides courtesy of Biosearch Technologies,

https://www.biosearchtech.com/store/product.aspx?catid=224,318,324

see http://stellarisfish.smugmug.com/ for online gallery by Biosearch.

This experiment was to evaluate the crosstalk between the Biosearch fluorophores:

Quasar 570

CAL Fluor Red 610 (CFR 610)

Quasar 670

DAPI (DNA counterstain)

Autofluorescence (green, but sometimes showing up in other channels).

and our lab's Leica DMI6000 fluorescence microscope with Leica filter sets:

DAPI

GFP (L5)

Cy3 (N3)

Texas Red (TxRed2)

Cy5 (Y5)

I also acquired green channel and red channel with exciter filters ...


Leica Microscope Gpu Deconvolution Stellaris Fish Dataset #1, George Mcnamara Nov 2013

Leica Microscope Gpu Deconvolution Stellaris Fish Dataset #1, George Mcnamara

George McNamara

McNamara 20131101Fri Leica widefield microscope CUDA Deconvolution Stellaris FISH probe cultured cells dataset #1.zip

A text file in the zip archive has experiment details. I am posting this online so that researchers - whether academic or commercial - can evaluate the acquired data, the Bruce and Butte 2013 Optics Express ( http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/fulltext.cfm?uri=oe-21-4-4766 ) deconvolution result (note: I may not have used optimal settings), and to compare these deconvolution results to other methods. If anyone generates alternative spatial deconvolution output, such as from: * SVI Huygens * Media Cy AutoQuant * Agard's ER-Decon (Arigovindan 2013 PNAS) * Vicidomini SGP ...


Hamamatsu Flash4.0 Scmos Exposure Time Series, George Mcnamara Aug 2013

Hamamatsu Flash4.0 Scmos Exposure Time Series, George Mcnamara

George McNamara

Hamamatsu FLASH4.0 scientific cMOS camera exposure time series are pairs of images of:

1 millisecond (00,001ms series)

10 millisecond (00,010ms series)

100 millisecond (00,100ms series)

1,000 millisecond (01,000ms series)

4,000 millisecond (04,000ms series)

10,000 millisecond (10,000ms series)

I also included:

* difference images (exposure 2 minus exposure 1 plus 100 intensity values).

* a series of eleven 1 second (1,000 ms) exposure time images in a multi-plane TIFF file (different images than the pair of 1,000ms images above).

* Stack Arithmetic: Median, Average, Minimum, Maximum, of the eleven plane series (Stack ...


Flash4 Dark Reference Images, George Mcnamara Apr 2013

Flash4 Dark Reference Images, George Mcnamara

George McNamara

Hamamatsu FLASH4.0 dark reference images, acquired with 10 second exposure times, no light to camera. Camera offset (set by Hamamatsu( is ~100 (the average intensity of the first image is always ~1 intensity level higher - an odd feature, but trivial in practice for a 16-bit camera).

George McNamara, Ph.D.

Single Cells Analyst at L.J.N. Cooper Lab

University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center


Pubspectra Tattletales, George Mcnamara Feb 2013

Pubspectra Tattletales, George Mcnamara

George McNamara

Tattletales for Multiplex Fluorescent Reporters in Single Cells for Metabolomics

George McNamara

As of April 2013: L.J.N. Cooper & D.A. Lee Cellular Immunotherapy Lab, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Email: gtmcnamara@mdanderson.org, geomcnamara@earthlink.net

Tattletales is my concept for spatial multiplexing many fluorescent protein (FP) biosensors in the same live cell. For example, there are excellent FP biosensors to Ca++ ions, pH, glucose, ribose, glutamine, glutamate, ATP, redox, ROS, pyruvate, cAMP, cGMP, IP3, PI(3,4,5)P3, cell cycle indicators (Fucci2), PKA, PKC, photsphatases, caspase(s) [1, 2]. However, these are typically used one biosensor per experiment, due in part to flooding the cell with soluble biosensor. That is, conventionally, either a metabolite (glucose) reporter or a signal transduction (Ca++) reporter can be imaged. By flooding the cell with the reporter, signal to noise ratio is compromized by autofluorescence.

Tattletales takes advantage of spatial multiplexing to both increase the number of different reporters, and improve signal to noise ratio by localizing each biosensor to a small volume. I started with the observation by Robinett et al [3] who localized 512 GFP-nls-LacI to a 256 LacO array as a 200 nm diameter diffraction limited spot (nuclear background due to overexpression). Many thousands of DNA binding proteins, of known sequence specifities, exist (LacI, TetR, GalR, etc for cell line studies; ZF-FPs, TALE-FPs to STRs, telomere repeat binding factors-FPs, etc for primary cells) and can be fused (as cDNAs) to different fluorescent proteins and FP biosensors.

Many biosensors are available as affinity series [1, 4], now enabling extended dynamic range. I realized that spatial multiplexing of many DNA binding protein-reporters by localizing to different spots in the cell nucleus and distinguished by combinatorial addressing, where N address colors provide 2^N addresses (example, 3 colors is 2^3 = 8 combinations). Multiplexing ...


Halloween 2012 Jack O'Lanterns Trick Or Treat, George Mcnamara Oct 2012

Halloween 2012 Jack O'Lanterns Trick Or Treat, George Mcnamara

George McNamara

Halloween 2012 makes trick or treating more visual and interactive than in past years.

the download is a ZIP file containing three files.

Print out the (unnumbered) image on as large and nice printer paper as possible - I used glossy 44" wide here in Miami (University of Miami, MillerSchool of Medicine, Calder Library, Biomedical Communications dept - I also made another print on "fabric", also 44" wide to take with me to an HHMI Janelia Farm conference on 'turning images into knowledge' that ends on Oct 31 - might stay up for a second conference, "GFP..." that start Nov 4).

The other ...