Cryopreparation and electron tomography of yeast cells

Eileen T. O’Toole, Thomas H. Giddings, Mark Winey

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Abstract

Three-dimensional imaging of cells using electron tomography enables analysis of cell structure at unprecedented resolution. The preparation of cells for tomography using rapid freezing followed by freeze-substitution is an essential first step to ensure the optimal preservation of the cell structure for 3D studies. This protocol outlines a method for obtaining well-preserved cells using high-pressure freezing followed by freeze-substitution. We have found that this method is particularly well suited for electron tomography studies and has the added bonus of preserving antigenicity for immuno-electron microscopy. The steps involved in imaging cells and performing tomographic analysis of cellular structures are also outlined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)212-216
Number of pages5
JournalCold Spring Harbor Protocols
Volume2017
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Electron Microscope Tomography
Yeast
Tomography
Yeasts
Cells
Freezing
Electrons
Substitution reactions
Freeze Substitution
Imaging techniques
Electron microscopy
Immunoelectron Microscopy
Three-Dimensional Imaging
Cellular Structures
Pressure

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Cryopreparation and electron tomography of yeast cells. / O’Toole, Eileen T.; Giddings, Thomas H.; Winey, Mark.

In: Cold Spring Harbor Protocols, Vol. 2017, No. 3, 01.03.2017, p. 212-216.

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O’Toole, Eileen T. ; Giddings, Thomas H. ; Winey, Mark. / Cryopreparation and electron tomography of yeast cells. In: Cold Spring Harbor Protocols. 2017 ; Vol. 2017, No. 3. pp. 212-216.
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