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Literature on polarized light microscopy, the LC-PolScope, and their applications

Protocols

Polarized Fluorescence

McQuilken, M., Mehta, S. B., Verma, A., Harris, G., Oldenbourg, R., and Gladfelter, A. S. (2014) Current Protocols. Polarized Fluorescence Microscopy to Study Cytoskeleton Assembly and Organization in live cells. (Click Here)


Instrumentation

LC-PolScope and related measurement schemes

Oldenbourg, R. 1996. A new view on polarization microscopy. Nature 381: 811-2. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/381811a0

Oldenbourg, R. and G. Mei. 1995. New polarized light microscope with precision universal compensator. Journal of Microscopy 180: 140-147. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2818.1995.tb03669.x

Shribak, M. and R. Oldenbourg. 2003. Techniques for fast and sensitive measurements of two-dimensional birefringence distributions. Applied Optics 42: 3009-17. http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.42.003009

Oldenbourg, R. (2005) Polarization microscopy with the LC-PolScope. in R. D. Goldman and D. L. Spector (eds.) Live Cell Imaging: A Laboratory Manual. Cold Spring Harbor, NY: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press. The manuscript is available here: http://hdl.handle.net/1912/6277

Shribak, M. 2011. Complete polarization state generator with one variable retarder and its application for fast and sensitive measuring of two-dimensional birefringence distribution. Journal of the Optical Society of America A. Optics, Image Science, and Vision 28: 410-9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.28.000410

Mehta, S. B., M. Shribak and R. Oldenbourg. 2013. Polarized light imaging of birefringence and diattenuation at high resolution and high sensitivity. Journal of Optics 15: 094007 (13pp) http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/2040-8978/15/9/094007http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3834771/

Abrahamsson, S., McQuilken, M., Mehta, S. B., Verma, A., Larsch, J., Ilic, R., Heintzmann, R., Bargmann, C. I., Gladfelter, A. S. and Oldenbourg, R. (2015). MultiFocus Polarization Microscope (MF-PolScope) for 3D polarization imaging of up to 25 focal planes simultaneously. Optics Express, 23(6):7734-7754. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.23.007734

Optics

Born, M. and E. Wolf (2002) Principles of Optics: Electromagnetic Theory of Propagation, Interference and Diffraction of Light, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.1325200

Hecht, E. (2002) Optics, San Francisco, CA: Pearson/Addison-Wesley.

Bass, M., C. DeCusatis, J. M. Enoch, V. Lakshminarayanan, G. Li, C. Macdonald, V. N. Mahajan and E. V. Stryland (2010) Handbook of Optics. New York: McGraw-Hill, Inc.

Polarized light

Shurcliff, W. A. (1962) Polarized Light, Production and Use, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Azzam, R. M. A. and N. M. Bashara (1987) Ellipsometry and Polarized Light, Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Kliger, D. S., J. W. Lewis and C. E. Randall (1990) Polarized Light in Optics and Spectroscopy, New York: Academic Press.

Traditional polarized light microscope

Inoué, S. and W. L. Hyde. 1957. Studies on depolarization of light at microscope lens surfaces  II. The simultaneous realization of high resolution and high sensitivity with the polarizing microscope. J. Biophys. Biochem. Cytol. 3: 831-838.

Inoué, S. and H. Kubota. 1958. Diffraction anomaly in polarizing microscopes. Nature 182: 1725-1726.

Hartshorne, N. H. and A. Stuart (1960) Crystals and the Polarising Microscope: A Handbook for Chemists and Others, London: Arnold.

Hartshorne, N. H. and A. Stuart (1964) Practical Optical Crystallography, New York, NY: American Elsevier Publishing Co., Inc.

Inoué, S. (1986) Video Microscopy, New York: Plenum Press. Appendix III in this book is an extensive expose on polarized light microscopy in biology.

Polarized Fluorescence

Axelrod, D. 1989. Fluorescence polarization microscopy. Methods in Cell Biology 30: 333-52.

Lakowicz, J. R. (2006) Principles of Fluorescence Spectroscopy, New York: Springer.

DeMay, B. S., N. Noda, A. S. Gladfelter and R. Oldenbourg. 2011. Rapid and quantitative imaging of excitation polarized fluorescence reveals ordered septin dynamics in live yeast. Biophysical Journal 101: 985-94.

Diattenuation, Dichroism

Mickols, W., I. Tinoco, J. E. Katz, M. F. Maestre and C. Bustamante. 1985. Imaging Differential Polarization Microscope with Electronic Readout. Review of Scientific Instruments 56: 2228-2236.

Tinoco, I., Jr., W. Mickols, M. F. Maestre and C. Bustamante. 1987. Absorption, scattering, and imaging of biomolecular structures with polarized light. Annual Review of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry 16: 319-49.

Mehta, S. B., M. Shribak and R. Oldenbourg. 2013. Polarized light imaging of birefringence and diattenuation at high resolution and high sensitivity. Journal of Optics 15: 094007 (13pp) http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/2040-8978/15/9/094007


Applications

Birefringence

Inoué, S. 1953. Polarization optical studies of the mitotic spindle. I. The demonstration of spindle fibers in living cells. Chromosoma 5: 487-500.

Inoué, S. and H. Sato (1966) Deoxyribonucleic acid arrangement in living sperm. in T. Hayashi and A. G. Szent-Gyorgyi (eds.) Molecular Architecture in Cell Physiology. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Inoué, S. (2008) Collected Works of Shinya Inoué: microscopes, living cells, and dynamic molecules, Singapore: World Scientific.

Taylor, D. L. 1976. Quantitative studies on the polarization optical properties of striated muscle. I. Birefringence changes of rabbit psoas muscle in the transition from rigor to relaxed state. Journal of Cell Biology 68: 497-511.

Oldenbourg, R., E. D. Salmon and P. T. Tran. 1998. Birefringence of single and bundled microtubules. Biophysical Journal 74: 645-54.

Katoh, K., K. Hammar, P. J. Smith and R. Oldenbourg. 1999. Birefringence imaging directly reveals architectural dynamics of filamentous actin in living growth cones. Molecular Biology of the Cell 10: 197-210.

Oldenbourg, R. 1999. Polarized light microscopy of spindles. Methods in Cell Biology 61: 175-208.

LaFountain, J. R., Jr. and R. Oldenbourg. 2004. Maloriented bivalents have metaphase positions at the spindle equator with more kinetochore microtubules to one pole than to the other. Molecular Biology of the Cell 15: 5346-55.

LaFountain, J. R., Jr., C. S. Cohan and R. Oldenbourg. 2012. Pac-man motility of kinetochores unleashed by laser microsurgery. Molecular Biology of the Cell 23: 3133-42.

Koike-Tani, M., T. Tani, S. B. Mehta, A. Verma and R. Oldenbourg. 2013. Polarized light microscopy in reproductive and developmental biology. Molecular Reproduction and Development. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23901032, http://hdl.handle.net/1912/6267

Polarized Fluorescence

Axelrod, D. 1979. Carbocyanine dye orientation in red cell membrane studied by microscopic fluorescence polarization. Biophysical Journal 26: 557-73.

Inoue, S., O. Shimomura, M. Goda, M. Shribak and P. T. Tran. 2002. Fluorescence polarization of green fluorescence protein. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99: 4272-7.

DeMay, B. S., X. Bai, L. Howard, P. Occhipinti, R. A. Meseroll, E. T. Spiliotis, R. Oldenbourg and A. S. Gladfelter. 2011. Septin filaments exhibit a dynamic, paired organization that is conserved from yeast to mammals. Journal of Cell Biology 193: 1065-81.

Diattenuation, Dichroism

Mickols, W., M. F. Maestre, I. Tinoco, Jr. and S. H. Embury. 1985. Visualization of oriented hemoglobin S in individual erythrocytes by differential extinction of polarized light. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 82: 6527-31.

Kyoung Ah Min, Walajapet G. Rajeswaran, Rudolf Oldenbourg, Grant Harris, Rahul K. Keswani, Mason Chiang, Phillip Rzeczycki, Arjang Talattof, Mahwish Hafeez, Richard W. Horobin, Scott D. Larsen, Kathleen A. Stringer and Gus R. Rosania. 2015. Massive Bioaccumulation and Self-Assembly of Phenazine Compounds in Live Cells. Advanced Science http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/advs.201500025

In Vitro fertilization, cloning

Liu, L., R. Oldenbourg, J. R. Trimarchi and D. L. Keefe. 2000. A reliable, noninvasive technique for spindle imaging and enucleation of mammalian oocytes.Nature Biotechnology 18: 223-5.

Navarro, P. A., L. Liu, J. R. Trimarchi, R. A. Ferriani and D. L. Keefe. 2005. Noninvasive imaging of spindle dynamics during mammalian oocyte activation. Fertility and Sterility 83 Suppl 1: 1197-205.

Byrne, J. A., D. A. Pedersen, L. L. Clepper, M. Nelson, W. G. Sanger, S. Gokhale, D. P. Wolf and S. M. Mitalipov. 2007. Producing primate embryonic stem cells by somatic cell nuclear transfer. Nature 450: 497-502.


Patents

  1. Shribak, M. and R. Oldenbourg. 2008. Retardance Measurement System and Method. US Patent, Number 7,372,567. USA, Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, MA).
  2. Shribak, M. and R. Oldenbourg. 2007. Retardance Measurement System and Method. US Patent, Number 7,239,388. USA, Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, MA).
  3. Shribak, M. and R. Oldenbourg. 2007. Retardance Measurement System and Method. US Patent, Number 7,202,950. USA, Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, MA).
  4. Shribak, M., R. Oldenbourg, P. J. Cronin, C. C. Hoyt and P. J. Miller. 2006. Instantaneous Polarization Measurment System and Method. US Patent, Number 7,079,247. USA, Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, MA).
  5. Oldenbourg, R., M. Shribak, C. C. Hoyt and P. Török. 2005. Enhancing Polarized Light Microscopy. US Patent, Number 6,924,893 B2. USA, Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, MA).
  6. Oldenbourg, R. 2002. Retardance measurement method. US Patent, Number 6,501,548. USA, Cambridge Research & Instrumentation Inc. (Woburn, MA).
  7. Oldenbourg, R. and G. Mei. 1996. Polarized Light Microscopy. US Patent, Number 5,521,705. USA, Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, MA).

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