Quantifying and visualising the nuances of cellular dynamics in vivo using intravital imaging
Intravital imaging is a powerful technology used to quantify and track dynamic changes in live cells and tissues within an intact environment. The ability to watch cell biology in real-time 'as it happens' has provided novel insight into tissue homeostasis, as well as disease initiation, progression and response to treatment. In this minireview, we highlight recent advances in the field of intravital microscopy, touching upon advances in awake versus anaesthesia-based approaches, as well as the integration of biosensors into intravital imaging. We also discuss current challenges that, in our opinion, need to be overcome to further advance the field of intravital imaging at the single-cell, subcellular and molecular resolution to reveal nuances of cell behaviour that can be targeted in complex disease settings.
|ISBN||1879-0410 (Electronic) 0955-0674 (Linking)|
|Authors||Murphy, K. J.; Reed, D. A.; Trpceski, M.; Herrmann, D.; Timpson, P.|
|Publisher Name||CURRENT OPINION IN CELL BIOLOGY|
|URL link to publisher's version||https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/34091131|