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27 February 2014 Imaging marine virus CroV and its host Cafeteria roenbergensis with two-photon microscopy
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Proceedings Volume 8944, Biophotonics and Immune Responses IX; 89440E (2014)
Event: SPIE BiOS, 2014, San Francisco, California, United States
We use two-photon microscopy to monitor the infection process of marine zooplankton, Cafeteria roenbergensis (C.roenbergensis), by Cafeteria roenbergensis virus (CroV), a giant DNA virus named after its host. Here, we image C.roenbergensis in culture by two-photon excited NADH autofluorescence at video-rate (30 frame/s), and the movement of C.roenbergensis is recorded in live videos. Moreover, CroV is stained with DNA dye SYBR gold and recorded simultaneously with this two-photon microscope. We observed the initial infection moment with this method. The result demonstrates the potential use of two-photon microscopy to investigate the fast dynamic interaction between C.roenbergensis with virus CroV. After catching this initial moment, we will freeze the sample in liquid nitrogen for cryo-electron microscopy (EM) study to resolve the virus-host interaction at molecular level. The long-term goal is to study similar fast moving pathogen-host interaction process which could lead to important medical applications.
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Bin Cao, Sayan Chakraborty, Wenqing Sun, Seyedmohammadali Aghvami, Matthias G. Fischer, Wei Qian, Chuan Xiao, and Chunqiang Li "Imaging marine virus CroV and its host Cafeteria roenbergensis with two-photon microscopy", Proc. SPIE 8944, Biophotonics and Immune Responses IX, 89440E (27 February 2014);

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