Progression of bacterial infections studied in real time -novel perspectives provided by multiphoton microscopy

Lisa E. Månsson, Keira Melican, Bruce A. Molitoris, Agneta Richter-Dahlfors

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The holy grail of infection biology is to study a pathogen within its natural infectious environment, the living host. Advances in in vivo imaging techniques have begun to introduce the possibility to visualize, in real time, infection progression within a living model. In this review we detail the current advancements and knowledge in multiphoton microscopy and how it can be related to the field of microbial infections. This technology is a new and very valuable tool for in vivo imaging, and using this technique it is possible to begin to study various microbes within their natural infectious environment - the living host.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2334-2343
Number of pages10
JournalCellular Microbiology
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2007


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Virology

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