Advanced Imaging of Lung Homing Human Lymphocytes in an Experimental In Vivo Model of Allergic Inflammation Based on Light-sheet Microscopy

Journal article


Publication Details

Author(s): Schulz-Kuhnt A, Zundler S, Grüneboom A, Neufert C, Wirtz S, Neurath M, Atreya I
Journal: Journal of Visualized Experiments
Publication year: 2019
Journal issue: 146
ISSN: 1940-087X


Abstract

Overwhelming tissue accumulation of highly activated immune cells represents a hallmark of various chronic inflammatory diseases and emerged as an attractive therapeutic target in the clinical management of affected patients. In order to further optimize strategies aiming at therapeutic regulation of pathologically imbalanced tissue infiltration of pro-inflammatory immune cells, it will be of particular importance to achieve improved insights into disease- and organ-specific homing properties of peripheral lymphocytes. The here described experimental protocol allows to monitor lung accumulation of fluorescently labeled and adoptively transferred human lymphocytes in the context of papain-induced pulmonary inflammation. In contrast to standard in vitro assays frequently used for the analysis of immune cell migration and chemotaxis, the now introduced in vivo setting takes into account lung-specific aspects of tissue organization and the influence of the complex inflammatory scenario taking place in the living murine organism. Moreover, three-dimensional cross-sectional light-sheet fluorescence microscopic imaging does not only provide quantitative data on infiltrating immune cells, but also depicts the pattern of immune cell localization within the inflamed lung. Overall, we are able to introduce an innovative technique of high value for immunological research in the field of chronic inflammatory lung diseases, which can be easily applied by following the provided step-by-step protocol.


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Neufert, Clemens PD Dr.
Medizinische Fakultät
Neurath, Markus Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Innere Medizin I
Schulz-Kuhnt, Anja
Medizinische Klinik 1 - Gastroenterologie, Pneumologie und Endokrinologie
Wirtz, Stefan PD Dr.
Medizinische Klinik 1 - Gastroenterologie, Pneumologie und Endokrinologie
Zundler, Sebastian Dr. med.
Medizinische Klinik 1 - Gastroenterologie, Pneumologie und Endokrinologie


How to cite

APA:
Schulz-Kuhnt, A., Zundler, S., Grüneboom, A., Neufert, C., Wirtz, S., Neurath, M., & Atreya, I. (2019). Advanced Imaging of Lung Homing Human Lymphocytes in an Experimental In Vivo Model of Allergic Inflammation Based on Light-sheet Microscopy. Journal of Visualized Experiments, 146. https://dx.doi.org/10.3791/59043

MLA:
Schulz-Kuhnt, Anja, et al. "Advanced Imaging of Lung Homing Human Lymphocytes in an Experimental In Vivo Model of Allergic Inflammation Based on Light-sheet Microscopy." Journal of Visualized Experiments 146 (2019).

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