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Confocal imaging of cell division.

Maddox PS

Department of Pathology and Cell Biology, Université de Montréal, Montreal, Canada.

Imaging of subcellular events has been key to recent advances in the basic knowledge base as well as drug discovery for disease states such as cancer. In a snowball effect, advances in imaging have spurred new investigations, which have increased the demand for new technologies. The study of cell division serves as an example of this cycle. Here, application of spinning disk confocal technology to the study of cell division is discussed. While these studies have increased understanding of fundamental mechanisms in several mitotic events, new imaging technologies in the future will unlock more secrets of cell biology.

Curr Protoc Cytom 2008;Chapter 12:Unit12.11.

Pubmed ID: 18770643

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