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Type: Artigo
Title: Fluorescent Lifetime Imaging Microscopy Using Europium Complexes Improves Atherosclerotic Plaques Discrimination
Author: Sicchieri
Leticia Bonfante; Natal
Rodrigo de Andrade; Courrol
Lilia Coronato
Abstract: The objective of this study is to characterize arterial tissue with and without atherosclerosis by fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM) using Europium Chlortetracycline complex (EuCTc) as fluorescent marker. For this study, twelve rabbits were randomly divided into a control group (CG) and an experimental group (EG), where they were fed a normal and hypercholesterolemic diet, respectively, and were treated for 60 days. Cryosections of the aortic arch specimens were cut in a vertical plane, mounted on glass slides, and stained with Europium (Eu), Chlortetracycline (CTc), Europium Chlortetracycline (EuCTc), and Europium Chlortetracycline Magnesium (EuCTcMg) solutions. FLIM images were obtained with excitation at 405 nm. The average autofluorescence lifetime within plaque depositions was similar to 1.36 ns. Reduced plaque autofluorescence lifetimes of 0.23 and 0.31 ns were observed on incubation with EuCTc and EuCTcMg respectively. It was observed a quenching of collagen, cholesterol and TG emission spectra increasing EuCTc concentration. The drastic reduction in fluorescence lifetimes is due to a resonant energy transfer between collagen, triglycerides, cholesterol and europium complexes, quenching fluorescence.
Subject: Atherosclerosis
Flim
Europium Chlortetracycline
Fret
Collagen
Cholesterol
Triglycerides
Editor: Springer
Dordrecht
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1007/s10554-016-0936-7
Address: https://link-springer-com.ez88.periodicos.capes.gov.br/article/10.1007%2Fs10554-016-0936-7
Date Issue: 2016
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