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Does any one have experience with Zeiss LSM 510 laser scanning confocal microsco

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#1 madelingirly

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 10:47 PM

Dear Guys,
I need to use this microscope " Zeiss LSM 510 laser scanning confocal microscope" to get picture of Actin filaments,
However, Actually I couldn't have good pictures, software is so complicated.
Please if any one used this machine before and has good experience in it, share it with me
as I cant do a good Z-series, and I cant have good pictures
Thanks guys in advance

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 11:48 PM

I've used it a fair bit - what's the problem exactly?

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 04:47 PM

I want to visualize actin filament, I got very bad pictures, and I did not get a good stacks.
I am new in using this machine and there is no skillful technician there to help me
I need some advice, as in my lab, no one is helping at all.
I have upload the pictures, could any one suggest some ideas.
http://www.mediafire...wf3ccarxjnnm11a
Perhaps the picture is not good in the beginning,
Please could u tell me ur advic
Thanks in advance

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 10:11 PM

You can attach the pictures directly to your post at BioForum. Mediafire is blocked in many universities and governmental offices. I can't open it.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 12:13 AM

C:\AIM\Picture%20Naive,%20Control Curtis

Sorry, but I attached it as slm files not picture, to see the stacks as it is.
I have added some photos here too

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 04:54 PM

The first one is a wonderful image. What is the problem? I just think your DAPI/Hoechst staining could have been better. How do you permeabilize?

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 12:02 AM

They don't look particularly bad to me. What settings (pinhole, slice thickness, etc) are you using ?

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 12:30 AM

Thanks Guys for ur help,
I used palette function to adjust pinhole so I guess no problem with it
slice thickness was about 0.48um, and it was the computer optimum.

Regarding my DAPI staining, I used Tritone 1% for 1 min for permealization??
when my professor saw it, he said not bad too.
but it is not good picture, I need good pictures so I can see the difference between test and control, and find reliable results

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 03:13 PM

The pinhole is optimal at 1.0 Airy units. Using the palette for this won't work well, unless you set your image up on the red channel. You can easily manually adjust the pinhole using (unsurprisingly) the pinhole control. Anything below 1 will lose signal strength with no gain of resolution, higher will lose resolution but give you stronger signal.

As you are after red channel optimally, you should use the red channel to set the pinhole and thereby determine the slice thickness, then adjust the blue channel accordingly to give you the same thickness slice.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 05:09 PM

Regarding my DAPI staining, I used Tritone 1% for 1 min for permealization??


next time incubate at least for 5 min





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