Monitoring autophagy by electron microscopy in mammalian cells

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Electron microscopy remains one of the most accurate methods for the detection of autophagy and quantification of autophagic accumulation. Compared to fluorescence microscopy, the resolution of transmission electron microscopy is superior. In this chapter we describe the fine structure of early and late autophagic compartments in mammalian cells. Instructions are given for the preparation of samples for conventional electron microscopy using three different protocols suitable for cultured cells and animal tissues. We also introduce tomography as a tool. to study the three-dimensional morphology of autophagic organelles and show the morphology of a phagophore as an example. Finally, we describe a protocol for the quantification of autophagic compartments by electron microscopy and point counting.
Originalspråkengelska
Titel på gästpublikationMethods in enzymology
Antal sidor22
Volym452
FörlagAcademic Press
Utgivningsdatum2009
Sidor143-164
DOI
StatusPublicerad - 2009
MoE-publikationstypA3 Del av bok eller annan forskningsbok

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  • 118 Biovetenskaper
  • Jenny Kahlhofer

    Eeva-Liisa Eskelinen (Värd) & Katri Anneli Kallio (Värd)

    1 feb 201728 feb 2017

    Aktivitet: Typer för att vara värd för en besökareAkademiskt besök på HU

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