Analysis of fixed and live single cells using optical photothermal infrared with concomitant raman spectroscopy

Spadea, A, Denbigh, JL ORCID:, Lawrence, MJ, Kansiz, M and Gardner, P ORCID: 2021, 'Analysis of fixed and live single cells using optical photothermal infrared with concomitant raman spectroscopy' , Analytical Chemistry, 93 (8) , pp. 3938-3950.

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This paper reports the first use of a novel completely optically based photothermal method (O-PTIR) for obtaining infrared spectra of both fixed and living cells using a quantum cascade laser (QCL) and optical parametric oscillator (OPO) laser as excitation sources, thus enabling all biologically relevant vibrations to be analyzed at submicron spatial resolution. In addition, infrared data acquisition is combined with concomitant Raman spectra from exactly the same excitation location, meaning the full vibrational profile of the cell can be obtained. The pancreatic cancer cell line MIA PaCa-2 and the breast cancer cell line MDA-MB-231 are used as model cells to demonstrate the capabilities of the new instrumentation. These combined modalities can be used to analyze subcellular structures in both fixed and, more importantly, live cells under aqueous conditions. We show that the protein secondary structure and lipid-rich bodies can be identified on the submicron scale.

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Schools: Schools > School of Environment and Life Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Analytical Chemistry
Publisher: American Chemical Society (ACS)
ISSN: 0003-2700
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Funders: AstraZeneca, University of Manchester, Division of Pharmacy and Optometry, University of Manchester
SWORD Depositor: Publications Router
Depositing User: Publications Router
Date Deposited: 04 May 2021 12:43
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 07:07

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