NADH FLUORESCENCE IMAGING IN THE HEART

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$386,461.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
7307
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Barlow Scientific
6307 Tamoshan Drive Northwest, Olympia, WA, 98502
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Clyde H Barlow Phd
(206) 866-1244
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE LONG-TERM GOAL OF THIS RESEARCH IS TO DEVELOP QUANTITATIVE IMAGING METHODS FOR TISSUE BIOENERGETIC STUDIES. TOWARD THIS END, IT IS PROPOSED TO CONSTRUCT AND EVALUATE AN INSTRUMENT THAT WILL IMAGE THE RESPONSE OF MITOCHONDRIAL METABOLITES TO ISCHEMIA AND HYPOXIA IN RABBIT HEARTS IN SITU. INSTRUMENT OPERATION IS BASED ON FLUORESCENCE EMISSION FROM MITOCHONDRIAL NADH IN HEART EPICARDIUM. THESE CHANGES CAN BE MEASURED FLUOROMETRICALLY AND WILL BE IMAGED AT THE SURFACE OF PERFUSED AND IN SITU RABBIT HEARTS. IN PHASE I, A VIDEO FLUOROMETER WILL BE CONSTRUCTED FROM A LOW-LIGHT-LEVEL VIDEO CAMERA, FRAME GRABBER, AND COMPUTER. ALTERATIONS IN REGIONAL NADH CONCENTRATIONS WILL BE ANALYZEDFROM MULTIWAVELENGTH FLUORESCENCE AND/OR REFLECTANCE IMAGES.PROCEDURES FOR COMPENSATING FLUORESCENCE EMISSION FOR INTERNAL ABSORPTION DUE TO BLOOD VOLUME CHANGES WILL BE DEVELOPED TO GENERATE QUANTITATIVE FLUORESCENCE IMAGES. THE EFFICIENCY OF THE COMPENSATION WILL BE TESTED WITH RABBIT HEARTS IN SITU DURING PROCEDURES INVOLVING LOCAL ISCHEMIA OR HYPOXIA. PROOF OF FEASIBILITY IN PHASE I WILL ALLOW THE RANGE OF FLUOROCHROMES TO BE EXPANDED IN PHASE II TO INCLUDE PH, METAL ION, AND MEMBRANE-POTENTIAL-SENSITIVE DYES. THE INSTRUMENT WILL BE OF VALUE FOR A WIDE RANGE OF INVESTIGATORS WHO REQUIRE INFORMATION CONCERNING REGIONAL METABOLIC ALTERATIONS IN TISSUES OR ORGANS.

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