SAT: Free Software for the Semi-Automated Analysis of Rodent Brain Sections With 2,3,5-Triphenyltetrazolium Chloride Staining.

Abstract:

:Ischemic stroke places an increasing burden on individuals, families, and societies around the world. However, effective therapies or drugs for ischemic stroke are lacking. Therefore, animal models mimicking ischemic stroke in humans are of great value for preclinical experiments. middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) in mice or rats and subsequent 2,3,5-triphenyltetrazolium chloride (TTC) staining of brain sections are common methods in the study of experimental animal ischemic stroke. In this study, we present and assess the utility of the semi-automated analysis of the TTC staining (SAT) software program, a novel, small, user-friendly, and free software program, in the quantification of the infarct size in rodent brain sections, with TTC staining, by analyzing images captured by cell phones or scan systems. We performed MCAO and TTC staining in adult mice. We then utilized the SAT software and Image J to analyze the infarct size in the brain sections with TTC staining and compared the findings of the two analysis methods. We found that the data on infarct size from SAT and from Image J were comparable, suggesting that the SAT software could be an alternative option to Image J in the evaluation of ischemic stroke.

journal_name

Front Neurosci

authors

Shi XF,Ai H,Lu W,Cai F

doi

10.3389/fnins.2019.00102

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Has Abstract

pub_date

2019-02-12 00:00:00

pages

102

eissn

1662-4548

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1662-453X

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13

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