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    • 3D-3-culture: A tool to unveil macrophage plasticity in the tumour microenvironment 

      Rebelo, Sofia P.; Martins, Tatiana R.; Estrada, Marta F.; Loza Álvarez, Pablo; Harrer, Nathalie; Alves, Paula M.; Cabeçadas, Jose; Gualda Manzano, Emilio José; Sommergruber, Wolfgang; Brito, Catarina (2018-05)
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      The tumour microenvironment (TME) shapes disease progression and influences therapeutic response.Most aggressive solid tumours have high levels of myeloid cell infiltration, namely tumour associatedmacrophages (TAM). ...
    • A novel culture method that sustains ERa signaling in human breast cancer tissue microstructures 

      Gualda Manzano, Emilio José; Furtado de Oliveira e Silva, Fernanda; Loza Álvarez, Pablo; Cartaxo, Ana Luisa; Estrada, Marta F.; Domenici, Giacomo; Sflomos, George; Brisken, Cathrin; Brito, Catarian (2020-12)
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      Breast cancer (BC) is the most commonly diagnosedcancer among women worldwide [1]. It is a heteroge-neous disease with distinct biological features and clin-ical outcomes. Almost 75% of diagnosed BC expressestrogen ...
    • Analysis of intracellular protein dynamics in living zebrafish embryos using light-sheet fluorescence single-molecule microscopy 

      Bernardello, Matteo; Gualda Manzano, Emilio José; Castro Olvera, Gustavo; Loza Álvarez, Pablo (2021-10-01)
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      Single-molecule microscopy techniques have emerged as useful tools to image individual molecules and analyze their dynamics inside cells, but their application has mostly been restricted to cell cultures. Here, a light-sheet ...
    • Autofluorescence of stingray skeletal cartilage: hyperspectral imaging as a tool for histological characterization 

      de Juan, Ana; Dean, Mason; Gualda Manzano, Emilio José; Marsal, Maria; Loza Álvarez, Pablo; Chaumel, Júlia; Gómez Sánchez, Adrián; Blumer, Michael (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2021-12)
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      Tessellated cartilage is a distinctive composite tissue forming the bulk of the skeleton of cartilaginous fishes (e.g. sharks and rays), built from unmineralized cartilage covered at the surface by a thin layer of mineralized ...
    • Bacillus firmus strain I-1582, a nematode antagonist by itself and through the plant 

      Ghahremani, Zahra; Escudero Benito, Nuria; Beltran Anadón, Daniel; Saus Martínez, Ester; Cunquero, Marina; Andilla, Jordi; Loza Álvarez, Pablo; Gabaldón Estevan, Toni; Sorribas Royo, Francisco Javier (2020-08-10)
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      Bacillus firmus I-1582 is approved in Europe for the management of Meloidogyne on vegetable crops. However, little information about its modes of action and temperature requirements is available, despite the effect of ...
    • Café científico 

      Loza Álvarez, Pablo; Malet Munté, Roger; Vilaseca Ricart, Meritxell (2021-09-14)
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      Com a part de les activitats del'acte central a nivell nacional del Dia Internacional de la Llum 2021, la biblioteca del Campus de Terrassa de la Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) i l'Área Joven de la Sociedad ...
    • Compact ultrafast semiconductor disk laser: targeting GFP based nonlinear applications in living organisms 

      Loza Álvarez, Pablo; Artigas García, David; Santos, Susana I.C.O.; Aviles Espinosa, Rodrigo; Filippidis, George; Hamilton, Craig; Malcolm, Graeme; Weingarten, Kurt J.; Südmeyer, Thomas; Barbarin, Yohan; Keller, Ursula (2011-03-01)
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      We present a portable ultrafast Semiconductor Disk Laser (SDL) (or vertical extended cavity surface emitting laser—VECSELs), to be used for nonlinear microscopy. The SDL is modelocked using a quantum-dot semiconductor ...
    • Decoupled illumination detection in light sheet microscopy for fast volumetric imaging 

      OLARTE, Omar Eduardo; Andilla, Jordi; Artigas García, David; Loza Álvarez, Pablo (Optical Society of American (OSA), 2015-08-04)
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      Current microscopy demands the visualization of large threedimensional samples with increased sensitivity, higher resolution, and faster speed. Several imaging techniques based on widefield, point-scanning, and light-sheet ...
    • Depth aberrations characterization in linear and nonlinear microscopy schemes using a Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor 

      Aviles Espinosa, Rodrigo; Andilla, Jordi; Porcar-Guezenec, Rafael; Levecq, Xavier; Artigas García, David; Loza Álvarez, Pablo (2012)
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      The performance of imaging devices such as linear and nonlinear microscopes (NLM) can be limited by the optical properties of the imaged sample. Such an important aspect has already been described using theoretical models ...
    • Effect of molecular organization on the image histograms of polarization SHG microscopy 

      Psilodimitrakopoulos, Sotiris; Amat Roldán, Iván; Loza Álvarez, Pablo; Artigas García, David (2012)
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      Based on its polarization dependency, second harmonic generation (PSHG) microscopy has been proven capable to structurally characterize molecular architectures in different biological samples. By exploiting this polarization ...
    • Estimating the helical pitch angle of amylopectin in starch using polarization second harmonic generation microscopy 

      Psilodimitrakopoulos, Sotiris; Amat Roldán, Iván; Loza Álvarez, Pablo; Artigas García, David (2010-08)
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      Starch granules are among the brightest natural second harmonic generation (SHG) converters. They basically consist of amylose and amylopectin molecules and the source of the SHG signal is still undetermined. In the ...
    • Fast monitoring of in-vivo conformational changes in myosin using single scan polarization- SHG microscopy 

      Psilodimitrakopoulos, Sotiris; Loza Álvarez, Pablo; Artigas García, David (2014-12-01)
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      Fast imaging of molecular changes under high-resolution and label-free conditions are essential for understanding in-vivo processes, however, current techniques are not able to monitor such changes in real time. Polarization ...
    • High-throughput live imaging using Light Sheet Microscopy 

      Gualda Manzano, Emilio José; Bernardello, Matteo; Marsal, Maria; Loza Álvarez, Pablo (2020)
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      We have developed a compact, multi-modal lightsheet microscope platform where different kind of experiments may be addressed with a single equipment. We will evaluate the performance of the Flexi-SPIM platform and its ...
    • Imaging amylopectin's order in starch using 3-dimensional polarization SHG 

      Psilodimitrakopoulos, Sotiris; Amat Roldán, Iván; Artigas García, David; Loza Álvarez, Pablo (International Society for Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), 2011)
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      In minimally destructive SHG biomedical imaging (high resolution optical slicing) is greatly desirable to extract the maximum of information from the light matter interaction. Here we develop a 3-D biophysical model and ...
    • Light-sheet fluorescence microscopy for the in vivo study of microtubule dynamics in the zebrafish embryo 

      Bernardello, Matteo; Marsal, Maria; Gualda Manzano, Emilio José; Loza Álvarez, Pablo (2021-10-01)
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      During its first hours of development, the zebrafish embryo presents a large microtubule array in the yolk region, essential for its development. Despite of its size and dynamic behavior, this network has been studied only ...
    • Measurement and correction of in vivo sample aberrations employing a nonlinear guide-star in two-photon excited fluorescence microscopy 

      Aviles Espinosa, Rodrigo; Andilla, Jordi; Porcar-Guezenec, Rafael; Olarte, Omar E.; Nieto, Marta; Levecq, Xavier; Artigas García, David; Loza Álvarez, Pablo (2011-11-01)
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      We demonstrate that sample induced aberrations can be measured in a nonlinear microscope. This uses the fact that two-photon excited fluorescence naturally produces a localized point source inside the sample: the nonlinear ...
    • Observation of self-focusing of light mediated by cubic nonlinearities in potassium titanyl phosphate 

      Carrasco Rodríguez, Sílvia; Kim, Hongki; Stegeman, George; Loza Álvarez, Pablo; Torner Sabata, Lluís (2002-11)
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      We report our observations of the transient self-narrowing of light beams mediated by dominant Kerr nonlinearities and two-photon absorption in a bulk potassium titanyl phosphate crystal near conditions for second-harmonic ...
    • Response to hypoxic preconditioning of glial cells from the roof of the fourth ventricle 

      Gualda Manzano, Emilio José; Loza Álvarez, Pablo; Becerra González, Merymar; Varman Duraira, Ragu; Ostos Valverde, Aline; Portillo Martínez, Wendy; Gómez González, Gabriela Berenice; Buffo, Annalisa; Martínez Torres, Ataúlfo (2020-07)
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      The cerebellum harbors a specialized area on the roof of the fourth ventricle that is composed of glial cells and neurons that interface with the cerebrospinal fluid. This region includes the so-called ventromedial cord ...
    • STED imaging performance estimation by means of Fourier transform analysis 

      Merino, David; Mallabiabarrena, Arrate; Andilla, Jordi; Artigas García, David; Zimmermann, Timo; Loza Álvarez, Pablo (2017-05-01)
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      Due to relatively high powers used in STED, biological samples may be affected by the illumination in the process of image acquisition. Similarly, the performance of the system may be limited by the sample itself. Optimization ...
    • STED imaging performance estimation by means of Fourier transform analysis 

      Merino, David; Mallabiabarrena, Arrate; Andilla, Jordi; Artigas García, David; Zimmermann, Timo; Loza Álvarez, Pablo (OSA, 2017-04-17)
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      Due to relatively high powers used in STED, biological samples may be affected by the illumination in the process of image acquisition. Similarly, the performance of the system may be limited by the sample itself. ...