Microscopy of the Heart

  • Lars Kaestner
  • Peter Lipp

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Katja Flügel, Qinghai Tian, Lars Kaestner
    Pages 21-35
  3. Christian Soeller, Izzy D. Jayasinghe
    Pages 37-73
  4. Ernst Niggli, Natalia Shirokova
    Pages 75-95
  5. Lars Kaestner, André Zeug, Qinghai Tian
    Pages 97-117
  6. Sergio Bertazzo
    Pages 119-132

About this book


This book provides in depths information on different microscopy approaches and supplies the reader with methods how to untangle highly complex processes involved in physiological and pathophysiological cardiac signaling. Microscopy approaches have established themselves as the quasi gold standard that enables us to appreciate the underlying mechanisms of physiological and pathophysiological cardiac signaling. This book presents the most important microscopy techniques from the level of individual molecule e.g. Förster-Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET), up to cellular and tissue imaging, e.g. electron microscopy (TEM) or light sheet microscopy. The book is intended for graduate students and postdocs in cardiovascular research, imaging and cell biology, pre-clinical and clinical researchers in cardiovascular sciences as well as decision makers of the pharmaceutical industry.


Atomic Force Microscopy Heart Disease Imaging Optical Imaging of the Heart Positron Emission Tomography Scanning Probe Imaging FRET MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging Förster-Resonance Energy Transfer imaging of individual molecules whole body imaging pathophysiological cardiac signaling

Editors and affiliations

  • Lars Kaestner
    • 1
  • Peter Lipp
    • 2
  1. 1.Theoretical Medicine and BiosciencesSaarland UniversityHomburg/SaarGermany
  2. 2.Preclinical Center for Molecular Signal Processing, Building 61Saarland UniversityHomburg/SaarGermany

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