1 May 1998 Temperature control of a microspectrophotometer system for monitoring the redox reactions of respiratory pigments in small volumes
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Proceedings Volume 3253, Biomedical Sensing and Imaging Technologies; (1998); doi: 10.1117/12.308038
Event: BiOS '98 International Biomedical Optics Symposium, 1998, San Jose, CA, United States
Abstract
We report the development of a microspectrophotometer system for use on micro samples of mitochondrial respiratory pigments. A novel optical fiber set-up uses visible spectrophotometry to monitor the reduction of mitochondrial electron carriers. Data is presented for the reduction of cytochrome-c and for the effect of temperature on the levels of complex II/III activity from the mitochondria of rat liver. This in-vivo simulation of the reduction of cytochrome-c can be observed using a fiber optic probe which requires less than twenty (mu) l of sample for analysis. The key features of the system are: front end adaptability, high sensitivity and fast multispectral acquisition which are essential for the biological reactions which are observed.
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Karen Y. Kavanagh, James Edward Walsh, J. Murphy, M. Harmey, M. A. Farrell, O. Hardimann, R. Perryman, "Temperature control of a microspectrophotometer system for monitoring the redox reactions of respiratory pigments in small volumes", Proc. SPIE 3253, Biomedical Sensing and Imaging Technologies, (1 May 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.308038; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.308038
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Spectral resolution

Spectrometers

Statistical analysis

In vivo imaging

Fiber optics

Control systems

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