Raman activated cell sorting

Song, Y., Yin, H. and Huang, W. E. (2016) Raman activated cell sorting. Current Opinion in Chemical Biology, 33, pp. 1-8. (doi:10.1016/j.cbpa.2016.04.002) (PMID:27100046)

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Abstract

Single cell Raman spectra (SCRS) are intrinsic biochemical profiles and ‘chemical images’ of single cells which can be used to characterise phenotypic changes, physiological states and functions of cells. On the base of SCRS, Raman activated cell sorting (RACS) provides a label-free cell sorting approach, which can link single cells to their chemical or phenotypic profiles. Overcoming naturally weak Raman signals, establishing Raman biomarker as sorting criteria to RACS and improving specific sorting technology are three challenges of developing RACS. Advances on Raman spectroscopy such as stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) and pre-screening helped to increase RACS sorting speed. Entire SCRS can be characterised using pattern recognition methods, and specific Raman bands can be extracted as biomarkers for RACS. Recent advances on cell sorting technologies based on microfluidic device and surface-ejection enable accurate and reliable single cell sorting from complex samples. A high throughput RACS will be achievable in near future by integrating fast Raman detection system such as SRS with microfluidic RACS and Raman activated cell ejection (RACE).

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:The authors acknowledge support from EPSRC (EP/M002403/1), NERC (NE/ M002934/1) in the UK.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Yin, Professor Huabing
Authors: Song, Y., Yin, H., and Huang, W. E.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Biomedical Engineering
Journal Name:Current Opinion in Chemical Biology
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:1367-5931
Published Online:18 April 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd.
First Published:First published in Current Opinion in Chemical Biology 33: 1-8
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy
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