Light scattering by apoptotic cells

N. N. Boustany, Y. C. Tsai, B. Pfister, W. M. Joiner, N. V. Thakor, G. A. Oyler

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We show changes in angular light scattering by live cells undergoing apoptosis. These changes were altered by overexpression of the mitochondria-bound anti-apoptotic protein BCL-xL. Our data suggest that initial apoptosis events and BCL-xL-acquired apoptosis resistance can be detected by light scattering, and may involve alterations in mitochondrial structure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2003
PublisherOptica Publishing Group (formerly OSA)
ISBN (Electronic)1557527598
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2003 - Tucson, United States
Duration: Oct 5 2003 → …

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


ConferenceFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2003
Country/TerritoryUnited States
Period10/5/03 → …

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials


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