RRC ID 80968
Author Otomo K, Omura T, Nozawa Y, Edwards SJ, Sato Y, Saito Y, Yagishita S, Uchida H, Watakabe Y, Naitou K, Yanai R, Sahara N, Takagi S, Katayama R, Iwata Y, Shiokawa T, Hayakawa Y, Otsuka K, Watanabe-Takano H, Haneda Y, Fukuhara S, Fujiwara M, Nii T, Meno C, Takeshita N, Yashiro K, Rosales Rocabado JM, Kaku M, Yamada T, Oishi Y, Koike H, Cheng Y, Sekine K, Koga JI, Sugiyama K, Kimura K, Karube F, Kim H, Manabe I, Nemoto T, Tainaka K, Hamada A, Brismar H, Susaki EA.
Title descSPIM: an affordable and easy-to-build light-sheet microscope optimized for tissue clearing techniques.
Journal Nat Commun
Abstract Despite widespread adoption of tissue clearing techniques in recent years, poor access to suitable light-sheet fluorescence microscopes remains a major obstacle for biomedical end-users. Here, we present descSPIM (desktop-equipped SPIM for cleared specimens), a low-cost ($20,000-50,000), low-expertise (one-day installation by a non-expert), yet practical do-it-yourself light-sheet microscope as a solution for this bottleneck. Even the most fundamental configuration of descSPIM enables multi-color imaging of whole mouse brains and a cancer cell line-derived xenograft tumor mass for the visualization of neurocircuitry, assessment of drug distribution, and pathological examination by false-colored hematoxylin and eosin staining in a three-dimensional manner. Academically open-sourced ( https://github.com/dbsb-juntendo/descSPIM ), descSPIM allows routine three-dimensional imaging of cleared samples in minutes. Thus, the dissemination of descSPIM will accelerate biomedical discoveries driven by tissue clearing technologies.
Volume 15(1)
Pages 4941
Published 2024-6-12
DOI 10.1038/s41467-024-49131-1
PII 10.1038/s41467-024-49131-1
PMID 38866781
PMC PMC11169475
MeSH Animals Brain* / diagnostic imaging Cell Line, Tumor Humans Imaging, Three-Dimensional* / methods Mice Microscopy, Fluorescence* / instrumentation Microscopy, Fluorescence* / methods
Mice RBRC06571