Confocal imaging of mouse mandibular condyle cartilage

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Title: Confocal imaging of mouse mandibular condyle cartilage
Author: He, Y.; Zhang, M.; Huang, A. Y.; Cui, Y.; Bai, D.; Warman, M. L.

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Citation: He, Y., M. Zhang, A. Y. Huang, Y. Cui, D. Bai, and M. L. Warman. 2017. “Confocal imaging of mouse mandibular condyle cartilage.” Scientific Reports 7 (1): 43848. doi:10.1038/srep43848. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep43848.
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Abstract: Mice are commonly used to study the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and to model human TMJ disease. However, evaluating TMJ pathology in mice using standard histologic methods is time consuming, labor intensive, and dependent upon investigators’ expertise at consistently orienting and sectioning across tiny specimens. We describe a method that uses confocal microscopy to rapidly and reliably assess indicators of mandibular condyle cartilage pathology in mice. We demonstrate the utility of this method for detecting abnormalities in chondrocyte distribution in mice lacking lubricin (Prg4), the major boundary lubricant of articular cartilage. We further show that the method can provide information about recombination sites and efficiency in mandibular cartilage for Cre-driver strains. Because specimen preparation and data acquisition with confocal microscopy are simple and fast, the method can serve as a primary screening tool for TMJ pathology, before proceeding to complicated, time consuming, secondary analyses.
Published Version: doi:10.1038/srep43848
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