Cerenkov Luminescence Imaging of Interscapular Brown Adipose Tissue
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CitationZhang, Xueli, Chaincy Kuo, Anna Moore, and Chongzhao Ran. 2014. “Cerenkov Luminescence Imaging of Interscapular Brown Adipose Tissue.” Journal of Visualized Experiments : JoVE (92): 51790. doi:10.3791/51790. http://dx.doi.org/10.3791/51790.
AbstractBrown adipose tissue (BAT), widely known as a “good fat” plays pivotal roles for thermogenesis in mammals. This special tissue is closely related to metabolism and energy expenditure, and its dysfunction is one important contributor for obesity and diabetes. Contrary to previous belief, recent PET/CT imaging studies indicated the BAT depots are still present in human adults. PET imaging clearly shows that BAT has considerably high uptake of 18F-FDG under certain conditions. In this video report, we demonstrate that Cerenkov luminescence imaging (CLI) with 18F-FDG can be used to optically image BAT in small animals. BAT activation is observed after intraperitoneal injection of norepinephrine (NE) and cold treatment, and depression of BAT is induced by long anesthesia. Using multiple-filter Cerenkov luminescence imaging, spectral unmixing and 3D imaging reconstruction are demonstrated. Our results suggest that CLI with 18F-FDG is a practical technique for imaging BAT in small animals, and this technique can be used as a cheap, fast, and alternative imaging tool for BAT research.
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