Comparison of different clearing and acquisition methods for 3D imaging of murine intestinal organoids
Keywords:Clearing, Intestinal organoids, Three-dimension imaging.
AbstractAn organoid is a three-dimensional multicellular structure that shows realistic micro-anatomy of an organ. This in vitro model mimics the in vivo environment, architecture and multi-lineage differentiation of the original organs and allows to answer many interesting biological questions. For these reasons, they are widely used in stem cell, regenerative medicine, toxicology, pharmacology, and host-microbe interactions research. In order to study organoids, microscopy is very useful: It is possible to make three-dimensional reconstruction of serial sections but it is time consuming and error-prone. Here we propose an alternative solution: Tissue clearing reduces the dispersion of light because it homogenizes the refractive index of the tissue, allowing sample observation throughout its thickness. We have compared different clearing techniques on mouse intestinal organoids using different acquisition methods.
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