Abstract

We applied the newly developed Fourier transform light scattering (FTLS) to study dynamic light scattering in single live cells, at a temporal scale of seconds to hours. The nanoscale cell fluctuations were measured with and without the active actin contribution. We found experimentally that the spatio-temporal signals rendered by FTLS reveal interesting cytoskeleton dynamics in glial cells (the predominant cell type in the nervous system). The active contribution of actin cytoskeleton was obtained by modulating its dynamic properties via Cytochalasin-D, a drug that inhibits actin polymerization/depolymerization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)260-267
Number of pages8
JournalBiomedical Optics Express
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2 2010

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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