A Cleared View on Retinal Organoids
AbstractHuman induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC)-derived organoids mimicking tissues and organs in vitro have advanced medical research, as they opened up new possibilities for in-depth basic research on human organ development as well as providing a human in vitro model for personalized therapeutic approaches. hiPSC-derived retinal organoids have proven to be of great value for modeling the human retina featuring a very similar cellular composition, layering, and functionality. The technically challenging imaging of three-dimensional structures such as retinal organoids has, however, raised the need for robust whole-organoid imaging techniques. To improve imaging of retinal organoids we optimized a passive clearing technique (PACT), which enables high-resolution visualization of fragile intra-tissue structures. Using cleared retinal organoids, we could greatly enhance the antibody labeling efficiency and depth of imaging at high resolution, thereby improving the three-dimensional microscopy output. In that course, we were able to identify the spatial morphological shape and organization of, e.g., photoreceptor cells and bipolar cell layers. Moreover, we used the synaptic protein CtBP2/Ribeye to visualize the interconnection points of photoreceptor and bipolar cells forming the retinal-specific ribbon synapses. View Full-Text
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Cora, V.; Haderspeck, J.; Antkowiak, L.; Mattheus, U.; Neckel, P.H.; Mack, A.F.; Bolz, S.; Ueffing, M.; Pashkovskaia, N.; Achberger, K.; Liebau, S. A Cleared View on Retinal Organoids. Cells 2019, 8, 391.
Cora V, Haderspeck J, Antkowiak L, Mattheus U, Neckel PH, Mack AF, Bolz S, Ueffing M, Pashkovskaia N, Achberger K, Liebau S. A Cleared View on Retinal Organoids. Cells. 2019; 8(5):391.Chicago/Turabian Style
Cora, Virginia; Haderspeck, Jasmin; Antkowiak, Lena; Mattheus, Ulrich; Neckel, Peter H.; Mack, Andreas F.; Bolz, Sylvia; Ueffing, Marius; Pashkovskaia, Natalia; Achberger, Kevin; Liebau, Stefan. 2019. "A Cleared View on Retinal Organoids." Cells 8, no. 5: 391.
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