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Biomedical Optics Express

  • Editor: Joseph A. Izatt
  • Vol. 5, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2014
  • pp: 858–875

Myofibrillar misalignment correlated to triad disappearance of mdx mouse gastrocnemius muscle probed by SHG microscopy

Denis Rouède, Pascal Coumailleau, Emmanuel Schaub, Jean-Jacques Bellanger, Mireille Blanchard-Desce, and François Tiaho  »View Author Affiliations

Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 5, Issue 3, pp. 858-875 (2014)

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We show that the canonical single frequency sarcomeric SHG intensity pattern (SHG-IP) of control muscles is converted to double frequency sarcomeric SHG-IP in preserved mdx mouse gastrocnemius muscles in the vicinity of necrotic fibers. These double frequency sarcomeric SHG-IPs are often spatially correlated to double frequency sarcomeric two-photon excitation fluorescence (TPEF) emitted from Z-line and I-bands and to one centered spot SHG angular intensity pattern (SHG-AIP) suggesting that these patterns are signature of myofibrillar misalignement. This latter is confirmed with transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Moreover, a good spatial correlation between SHG signature of myofibrillar misalignment and triad reduction is established. Theoretical simulation of sarcomeric SHG-IP is used to demonstrate the correlation between change of SHG-IP and -AIP and myofibrillar misalignment. The extreme sensitivity of SHG microscopy to reveal the submicrometric organization of A-band thick filaments is highlighted. This report is a first step toward future studies aimed at establishing live SHG signature of myofibrillar misalignment involving excitation contraction defects due to muscle damage and disease.

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(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(190.4160) Nonlinear optics : Multiharmonic generation
(180.4315) Microscopy : Nonlinear microscopy

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Original Manuscript: December 4, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 15, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 19, 2014
Published: February 25, 2014

Denis Rouède, Pascal Coumailleau, Emmanuel Schaub, Jean-Jacques Bellanger, Mireille Blanchard-Desce, and François Tiaho, "Myofibrillar misalignment correlated to triad disappearance of mdx mouse gastrocnemius muscle probed by SHG microscopy," Biomed. Opt. Express 5, 858-875 (2014)

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