- Introduction and overview
- Nanomedical treatment at the single cell level requires evaluation at the single cell level
- For evaluation purposes, does structure reveal function?
- The difficulty of anything but simple functional assays
- The need for assays which at least show correlation to functional activity
- Quantitative single cell measurements of one or more proteins per cell by flow and image/confocal cytometry
- Cell surface measures of protein expression on live, single cells
- High-throughput flow cytometric screening of bioactive compounds
- Challenges of measuring protein expression inside fixed, single cells
- When location is important 2D or 3D imaging is required to get spatial location of proteins inside cells
- Quantitative multiparameter phospho-specific flow cytometry
- Attempts to measure "functional proteins" by detecting phosphorylation
- Example of phospho-specific, multiparameter flow cytometry
- Example of measuring single cell gene silencing by phospho-specific flow cytometry
- Quantitative measures of gene expression – the promises and the realities
- Is gene expression at the single cell level really possible?
- Is it even useful to measure a single gene's changes?
- Gene arrays of purified cell subpopulations
- RNA amplification techniques to attempt to perform single cell gene arrays
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