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Fluorescence/luminescence circadian imaging of complex tissues at single-cell resolution.

Journal of Biological Rhythms (Impact Factor: 3.23). 06/2010; 25(3):228-32. DOI: 10.1177/0748730410368016
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ABSTRACT The use of luciferase reporter genes together with luminescence detection has enabled high frequency monitoring of molecular circadian clock function in living tissues. With the help of an intensified CCD camera combined with an inverted epifluorescence microscope, the authors have established a new imaging strategy that makes use of transgenic cell type-specific expression of fluorescent proteins to identify cells of interest for subsequent circadian luminescence recording at single-cell resolution.

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