The collective action of dynein, kinesin and myosin molecular motors is responsible for the intracellular active transport of cargoes, vesicles and organelles along the semi-flexible oriented filaments of the cytoskeleton. The overall mobility of the cargoes upon binding and unbinding to motor proteins can be modeled as an intermittency between Brownian diffusion in the cell cytoplasm and active ballistic excursions along actin filaments or microtubules. Such an intermittent intracellular active transport, exhibited by star-shaped gold nanoparticles (GNSs, Gold Nanostars) upon internalization in HeLa cancer cells, is investigated here by combining live-cell time-lapse confocal reflectance microscopy and the spatiooral correlation, in the reciprocal Fourier space, of the acquired image sequences. At first, the analytical theoretical framework for the investigation of a two-state intermittent dynamics is presented for Fourier-space Image Correlation Spectroscopy (kICS). Then simulated kICS correlation functions are employed to evaluate the influence of, and sensitivity to, all the kinetic and dynamic parameters the model involves (the transition rates between the diffusive and the active transport states, the diffusion coefficient and drift velocity of the imaged particles). The optimal procedure for the analysis of the experimental data is outlined and finally exploited to derive whole-cell maps for the parameters underlying the GNSs super-diffusive dynamics. Applied here to the GNSs subcellular trafficking, the proposed kICS analysis can be adopted for the characterization of the intracellular (super-) diffusive dynamics of any fluorescent or scattering biological macromolecule.
Bouzin, M., Sironi, L., Chirico, G., D'Alfonso, L., Inverso, D., Pallavicini, P., et al. (2016). K-space image correlation to probe the intracellular dynamics of gold nanoparticles. JOURNAL OF INSTRUMENTATION, 11(4).
|Citazione:||Bouzin, M., Sironi, L., Chirico, G., D'Alfonso, L., Inverso, D., Pallavicini, P., et al. (2016). K-space image correlation to probe the intracellular dynamics of gold nanoparticles. JOURNAL OF INSTRUMENTATION, 11(4).|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Presenza di un coautore afferente ad Istituzioni straniere:||No|
|Titolo:||K-space image correlation to probe the intracellular dynamics of gold nanoparticles|
|Autori:||Bouzin, M; Sironi, L; Chirico, G; D'Alfonso, L; Inverso, D; Pallavicini, P; Collini, M|
BOUZIN, MARGAUX (Primo)
SIRONI, LAURA (Secondo)
COLLINI, MADDALENA (Ultimo)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Rivista:||JOURNAL OF INSTRUMENTATION|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-0221/11/04/C04018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|