Combined microchannel-type erythrocyte deformability test with optical tweezers

Won Gu Lee, Hyunwoo Bang, Junha Park, Seok Chung, Keunchang Cho, Chanil Chung, Dong Chul Han, Jun Keun Chang

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Abstract

A combined microchannel-type erythrocyte deformability test with optical tweezers has been developed especially for more sensitive detection of cancerous diseases. To demonstrate the performance and sensitivity of the microchannel-type method, we measured the transit velocity of individual erythrocytes passing through a specific confinement region and calculated the modified elongation index defined by the ratio of the width of the microchannel to the elongated length of the squeezed erythrocytes. To know exactly the effect of optical tweezers on erythrocytes, we investigated several morphologies of optically deformed erythrocytes and measured the shape recovery time of erythrocytes in a static aqueous solution under various powers (∼ 24 mW) of 1064-nm laser by a dual-trap optical tweezers. Finally we combined these two methods by considering the key parameters of erythrocyte deformability. The results show that the ambiguity of the overlapped experimental data from microchannel-type erythrocyte deformability test was conspicuously reduced, and that the subtle change (∼ 100-200 ms) in shape recovery time which is one of mechanical properties of erythrocyte membrane surface was remarkably amplified to readily discriminate the difference (≈ 2-3 s) between normal and cancerous blood. This suggests the combined method is more sensitive enough to pinpoint the minor quantitative differences between individual erythrocytes, especially in the field of cancer and cardiovascular diseases.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
Volume6088
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 May 8
Externally publishedYes
EventImaging, Manipulation, and Analysis of Biomolecules, Cells, and Tissues IV - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 2006 Jan 232006 Jan 25

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OtherImaging, Manipulation, and Analysis of Biomolecules, Cells, and Tissues IV
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period06/1/2306/1/25

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Keywords

  • Elongation index
  • Erythrocyte deformability
  • Microchannel
  • Optical tweezers
  • Shape recovery time
  • Transit velocity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Lee, W. G., Bang, H., Park, J., Chung, S., Cho, K., Chung, C., Han, D. C., & Chang, J. K. (2006). Combined microchannel-type erythrocyte deformability test with optical tweezers. In Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE (Vol. 6088). [608813] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.647537