Cellular Detection of Infrared Sources
Annual rept. 1 Apr 1989-1 Feb 1990
NORTHWESTERN UNIV MEDICAL CENTER CHICAGO IL DEPT OF MEDICINE
Pagination or Media Count:
Using a specially designed microscope we observe 3T3 mouse fibroblasts in a live cell chamber through which a fine beam of infrared light passes. The wavelength of the beam is variable and its diameter depending on wavelength is 2 to 10 microns. Phototaxis is measured by the quantitation of the locomotion of the cells in the vicinity of the beam. During this first year we determined that the phototactic wavelength is 1.7 microns or - 0.5 microns. Keywords Cells biology Mouse fibroblasts Infrared fibroblasts Centrioles Centrosomes Cell motility.
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