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High resolution imaging of TGFΒ3 treated human keratinocyte via a newly developed widefield surface plasmon resonance microscope

Mahadi Abdul Jamil , M. and Youseffi, M. and Britland, S.T. and Liu, S. and See, C.W. and Somekh, M.G. and Denyer, M.C.T. High resolution imaging of TGFΒ3 treated human keratinocyte via a newly developed widefield surface plasmon resonance microscope. In: 5th Kuala Lumpur International Conference on Biomedical Engineering 2011, 20-23 June 2011, Kuala Lumpur.


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In this study high resolution imaging of human adult (HaCaTs) Keratinocytes cells using the newly developed Widefield Surface Plasmon Resonance (WSPR) system will be discussed. Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) occurs at the interface between a dielectric and a thin conducting layer when p-polarized light strikes at a specific angle thus excites free electrons and generates surface plasmon electromagnetic wave. The SPR excitation angle can be changed by the binding of bio-molecular species to the metallised layer, and is directly proportional to the refractive index and thickness of that molecular species. Our WSPR system provide high lateral resolution imaging close to 500 nanometers [1] and was used to investigate cell surface interactions under two different culture conditions: HaCaTs cultured on SPR substrate with Transforming Growth Factor β3 (TGFβ3) (50ng/ml) [2] and without TGFβ3. In less than 24 hours, HaCaTs cultured in the presence of TGFβ3 showed enhanced division and motility along with decreased cell attachment as compared with cells maintained in TGFβ3 free media. It is to be noted that cellular signaling by TGFβ3 is very important for enhancing tissue development in wound repair and that this study for the first time enabled optical interrogation of cell surface interface without the need for Immunostaining.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: surface plasmons; TGFβ3; HaCaTs; cell attachments; high resolution imaging
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering > Department of Electronic Engineering
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2012 03:46
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2012 03:46
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/2618
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