Proceedings of the International Conference on Geometry, Integrability and Quantization

Quantification of Image Data and a Kinetic Model for the Integrin Receptor Movement on the Surface of Living Cells

Ivaylo Zlatanov, Thomas Groth, and George Altankov

Abstract

Living human fibroblasts were attached on fibronectin coated surfaces and stained with FITC labeled anti-$\beta_{1}$ integrin monoclonal antibody. The dynamic behaviour of these integrin–antibody complexes were then observed within 2.5 hours by periodic scans using confocal laser scanning microscope. Obtained data were used for analyzing the initial $\beta_{1}$ integrin reorganizations during fibroblasts spreading on fibronectin. Pursuing this aim, a specific physical model and mathematical algorithm was created that permit the corrections of the noise and the fluorescence photobleaching during the scanning. Using specific image analyzing software were defined three “regions of interest” (ROI) and the kinetic changes of integrin densities, as well as, the individual velocity of receptor clusters movement were quantified. Calculated velocities provide novel quantitative information about the centripetal movement of $\beta_{1}$ integrins on the dorsal cell surface of fibroblasts upon ligand binding.

Article information

Source
Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Geometry, Integrability and Quantization, Ivaïlo M. Mladenov and Manuel de León, eds. (Sofia: Softex, 2006), 320-336

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 14 July 2015

Permanent link to this document
https://projecteuclid.org/ euclid.pgiq/1436909365

Digital Object Identifier
doi:10.7546/giq-7-2006-320-336

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR2228382

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
1094.92024

Citation

Zlatanov, Ivaylo; Groth, Thomas; Altankov, George. Quantification of Image Data and a Kinetic Model for the Integrin Receptor Movement on the Surface of Living Cells. Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Geometry, Integrability and Quantization, 320--336, Softex, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2006. doi:10.7546/giq-7-2006-320-336. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.pgiq/1436909365.


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