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    The Mitochondrial Calcium Uniporter Selectively Matches Metabolic Output to Acute Contractile Stress in the Heart
    with J. Q. Kwong, X. Lu, R. N. Correll, J. A. Schwanekamp, R. J. Vagnozzi, M. A. Sargent, A. J. York, D. M. Bers, and J. D. Molkentin
    © 2015 The Authors.In the heart, augmented Ca 2+ fluxing drives contractility and ATP generation through mitochondrial Ca 2+ loading. Pathologic mitochondrial Ca 2+ overload with ischemic injury triggers mitochondrial permeability transition pore opening and cardiomyocyte death. Mitochondrial Ca 2+ uptake is primarily mediated by the mitochondrial Ca 2+ uniporter. Here, we generated mice with adult and cardiomyocyte-specific deletion of Mcu, which produced mitochondria refractory to acute Ca 2+ …Read more
  • Background: In vivo, non-invasive optical coherence tomography permits high-resolution imaging of tissue surfaces and subsurfaces, with the potential capability for detection and mapping of epithelial pathologies. Purpose: To evaluate the clinical capability of non-invasive in vivo OCT for diagnosing oral dysplasia and malignancy. Experimental Design: In 50 patients with oral lesions, conventional clinical examination was followed by OCT imaging, then standard biopsy and histopathology. Two blin…Read more
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    Purpose: To assess noninvasive optical coherence tomography and optical Doppler tomography for early detection and evaluation of chemotherapy-induced oral mucositis. Experimental Design: Cheek pouches of 10 Syrian golden hamsters were imaged using OCT/ODT during development of chemotherapy-induced mucositis. I.p. injections of 5-fluorouracil and mechanical irritation induced oral lesions. At 2, 4, 7, and 11 days, one hamster was sacrificed and processed for histopathology. OCT images were visual…Read more
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    Noninvasive imaging of oral premalignancy and malignancy
    with P. Wilder-Smith, T. Krasieva, W. G. Jung, Z. Chen, K. Osann, and B. Tromberg
    Early detection of cancer and its precursors remains the best way to ensure patient survival and quality of life. Our specific aim is to test a multimodality approach to noninvasive diagnostics of oral premalignancy and malignancy. In the hamster cheek pouch model, in vivo optical coherence tomography and optical Doppler tomography map epithelial, subepithelial, and vascular change throughout carcinogenesis. In vivo multiwavelength multiphoton and second-harmonic generated fluorescence technique…Read more