Unit

UNIT 12.25 Characterization of Surface FAS—Quantitative Morphological Analysis Using Quantitative Imaging Cytometry

  1. Heather Ireland Zecchini1,
  2. William R. English2,3,
  3. Stefanie Reichelt1

Published Online: 1 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/0471142956.cy1225s59

Current Protocols in Cytometry

Current Protocols in Cytometry

How to Cite

Zecchini, H. I., English, W. R. and Reichelt, S. 2012. Characterization of Surface FAS—Quantitative Morphological Analysis Using Quantitative Imaging Cytometry. Current Protocols in Cytometry. 59:12.25:12.25.1–12.25.17.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Light Microscopy Core Facility, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Research Institute, Cambridge, United Kingdom

  2. 2

    Department of Oncology, University of Cambridge School of Medicine, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Research Institute, Cambridge, United Kingdom

  3. 3

    Department of Oncology, School of Medicine, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2012
  2. Published Print: JAN 2012

Abstract

Long-term benefits of cardiovascular therapeutic interventions are often reduced due to reocclusion of the treated vessels. Therefore, a therapeutic strategy to reduce neointima formation would be of great interest. A better understanding of the mechanisms underlying apoptosis in vascular smooth muscle cells would be key in the development of such a strategy. Efficient activation of caspase-8 regulated apoptosis is largely dependent on the aggregation of FAS at the cell surface, and a method to facilitate the study of FAS clustering and its role in apoptosis in these cells would be particularly useful. Here we describe a protocol for the antibody staining of cell surface FAS foci and the application of the iCys Research Imaging Cytometer for the quantitative and morphological analysis of the cell surface FAS foci. Curr. Protoc. Cytom. 59:12.25.1-12.25.17. © 2012 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Keywords:

  • laser scanning cytometry;
  • high-content cell analysis;
  • cell surface FAS foci;
  • apoptosis DISC