6 November 2015 Holographic analysis on deformation and restoration of malaria-infected red blood cells by antimalarial drug
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Abstract
Malaria parasites induce morphological, biochemical, and mechanical changes in red blood cells (RBCs). Mechanical variations are closely related to the deformability of individual RBCs. The deformation of various RBCs, including healthy and malaria-infected RBCs (iRBCs), can be directly observed through quantitative phase imaging (QPI). The effects of chloroquine treatment on the mechanical property variation of iRBCs were investigated using time-resolved holographic QPI of single live cells on a millisecond time scale. The deformabilities of healthy RBCs, iRBCs, and drug-treated iRBCs were compared, and the effect of chloroquine on iRBC restoration was experimentally examined. The present results are beneficial to elucidate the dynamic characteristics of iRBCs and the effect of the antimalarial drug on iRBCs.
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Hyeokjun Byeon, Young-Ran Ha, Sang-Joon Lee, "Holographic analysis on deformation and restoration of malaria-infected red blood cells by antimalarial drug," Journal of Biomedical Optics 20(11), 115003 (6 November 2015). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JBO.20.11.115003 . Submission:
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