laser capture microdissection

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laser capture microdissection

The collection of selected cell groups from tissue sections for analysis, e.g., of morphological or genetic characteristics.
See also: microdissection
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Using laser-capture microdissection (LCM), we were able to definitively localize putative symbionts to host trophosome.
Target cells for protein microarrays are gathered using laser-capture microdissection, a technology developed in the late 1990s to tease out normal, premalignant, and tumor cells from tissue samples.
Samples obtained by laser-capture microdissection (LCM) are more homogeneous, but contain very few cells.
The ultimate linkage of candidate biomarkers to the actual causal processes that lead to specific toxic effects will be accomplished through studies involving in situ hybridization, immunohistochemistry, and the laser-capture microdissection of cells to relate the expression of the putative biomarkers to the specific cells that have undergone these adverse events.
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