Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) microspectroscopy is a powerful tool for the study of complex biological systems. Indeed, it is employed to characterize intact cells, tissues, and whole model organisms such as nematodes, since it allows to obtain a chemical fingerprint of the sample under investigation, giving information on the molecular composition and structures. The successful application of this technique for the in situ study of biological processes requires specific sample preparations, in order to obtain reliable and reproducible results. In the present work, we illustrate the optimized procedures to prepare biological samples for IR measurements and the method to collect and analyze their FTIR spectra. In particular, we describe here the investigations on bacterial cells, intact eukaryotic cells, and whole intact nematode specimens. © 2012 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.

Ami, D., Natalello, A., Doglia, S. (2012). Fourier Transform Infrared Microspectroscopy of Complex Biological Systems: From Intact Cells to Whole Organisms. In Intrinsically Disordered Protein Analysis (pp. 85-100). Humana Press [10.1007/978-1-61779-927-3_7].

Fourier Transform Infrared Microspectroscopy of Complex Biological Systems: From Intact Cells to Whole Organisms

AMI, DILETTA;NATALELLO, ANTONINO;DOGLIA, SILVIA MARIA
2012

Abstract

Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) microspectroscopy is a powerful tool for the study of complex biological systems. Indeed, it is employed to characterize intact cells, tissues, and whole model organisms such as nematodes, since it allows to obtain a chemical fingerprint of the sample under investigation, giving information on the molecular composition and structures. The successful application of this technique for the in situ study of biological processes requires specific sample preparations, in order to obtain reliable and reproducible results. In the present work, we illustrate the optimized procedures to prepare biological samples for IR measurements and the method to collect and analyze their FTIR spectra. In particular, we describe here the investigations on bacterial cells, intact eukaryotic cells, and whole intact nematode specimens. © 2012 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.
Capitolo o saggio
Amyloid aggregation; Caenorhabditis elegans; Embryonic stem cell differentiation; FTIR microspectroscopy; Inclusion bodies; Protein aggregation; Recombinant protein expression
English
Intrinsically Disordered Protein Analysis
2012
978-1-61779-926-6
895
Humana Press
85
100
Ami, D., Natalello, A., Doglia, S. (2012). Fourier Transform Infrared Microspectroscopy of Complex Biological Systems: From Intact Cells to Whole Organisms. In Intrinsically Disordered Protein Analysis (pp. 85-100). Humana Press [10.1007/978-1-61779-927-3_7].
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