FTIR microscopy detection of cells infected with viruses Academic Article uri icon


  • Summary Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) microscopy is considered a comprehensive and sensitive method for detection of molecular changes in cells. The advantage of FTIR microspectroscopy over conventional FTIR spectroscopy is that it facilitates inspection of restricted regions of a cell culture or a tissue. We have shown that it is possible to apply FTIR microscopy as a sensitive and effective assay for the detection of cells infected with various members of the herpes family of viruses and retroviruses. Detectable and significant …

publication date

  • January 1, 2005