Computational Image Modeling for Characterization and Analysis of Intracellular Cargo Transport
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- Chen KC., Qiu M., Kovacevic J., Yang G. (2014) Computational Image Modeling for Characterization and Analysis of Intracellular Cargo Transport. In: Zhang Y.J., Tavares J.M.R.S. (eds) Computational Modeling of Objects Presented in Images. Fundamentals, Methods, and Applications. CompIMAGE 2014. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 8641. Springer, Cham
Active intracellular cargo transport is essential to survival and function of eukaryotic cells. How this process is controlled spatially and temporally so that the right cargo is delivered to the right destination at the right time remains poorly understood. To address this question, it is essential to characterize and analyze the molecular machinery and spatiotemporal behavior of intracellular transport. To this end, we developed related computational image models. Specifically, to study the molecular machinery of intracellular transport, we developed anisotropic spatial density kernels for reconstruction and segmentation of related super-resolution STORM (stochastic optical reconstruction microscopy) images. To study the spatiotemporal behavior of intracellular transport, we developed hidden Markov models and principal component analysis for representation and analysis of movement of individual transported cargoes. We validated and benchmarked the image models using simulated and actual experimental images. The models and related computational analysis methods developed in this study are general and can be used for studying molecular machinery and spatiotemporal dynamics of other cellular processes.
Keywordsimage modeling intracellular transport spatiotemporal dynamics super-resolution imaging STORM imaging spatial density estimation hidden Markov model principal component analysis
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