Applying microfluidic systems to study effects of glucose at single-cell level
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2018

Microfluidic systems in combination with microscopy (e.g., fluorescence) can be a powerful tool to study, at single-cell level, the behavior and morphology of biological cells after uptake of glucose. Here, we briefly discuss the advantages of using microfluidic systems. We further describe how microfluidic systems are fabricated and how they are utilized. Finally, we discuss how the large amount of data can be analyzed in a “semi-automatic” manner using custom-made software. In summary, we provide a guide to how to use microfluidic systems in single-cell studies.

Glucose uptake

Single cell analysis


Optical tweezers

Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Fluorescence microscopy

Microfluidic system


Niek Welkenhuysen

Göteborgs universitet

Caroline B. Adiels

Göteborgs universitet

Mattias Goksör

Göteborgs universitet

Stefan Hohmann

Chalmers, Biologi och bioteknik

Methods in Molecular Biology

10643745 (ISSN)

Vol. 1713 109-121


Biokemi och molekylärbiologi



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