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Wound Healing Assay Time series DIC images of mouse DA3 cells, derived from the mouse mammary adenocarcinoma cell line D1-DMBA-3, induced in BALB/C mice by dimethylbenzanthracene were grown to 90% confluence. A scratch approximately 300um wide was made in the cell monolayer, and images were recorded every 14.5 min for 26 hr. This time series image, obtained with PHA (c-Met inhibitor) treatment, is part of a group of 4 time series images (CIL:45451 to CIL:45454).

Technical Details

DA3 cells expressing the fluorescent protein mCherry were grown to 90% confluence in wells of 2 cm diameter in DMEM supplemented with 10% heat-inactivated FCS (Gibco-BRL) and treated with the Met inhibitor PHA665752 (2.5 µM) for 2 hrs. A scratch was generated using a 200 µl tip, and the cells were incubated and subjected to time lapse confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM-510, Zeiss, Germany) for approximately 26 hrs, with images taken at 14.5 min intervals. The position of each scratch was predefined, and a macro that repetitively positions the microscope on each point was executed. The acquired differential interference contrast (DIC) channel of the time-lapse sequence (shown here) was used for the multi-cellular analysis.

Biological Sources
NCBI Organism Classification
Mus musculus
Cell Type
mammary adenocarcinoma
Cell Line
Biological Context
Biological Process
cell migration
Molecular Function
wound healing
Assaf Zaritsky
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Archival Resource Key (ARK)
Grouping This image is part of a group.
Image Type
recorded image
Image Mode
differential interference contrast microscopy
Parameters Imaged
optical path length gradient
Source of Contrast
boundaries between regions with different refractive index
Visualization Methods
visualization of contiguous regions
Data Qualifiers
raw, unprocessed data
Sample Preparation
living tissue
Spatial Axis Image Size Pixel Size
X 1024px 1.24µm
Y 1024px 1.24µm