High-content analysis of mitochondrial function in iPSC-derived neurons


Mitochondrial dysfunction is linked to many neurological diseases; therefore, the ability to measure mitochondrial function is of great use for researching disease and testing potential therapeutics. Here we describe a high-content assay to simultaneously measure mitochondrial membrane potential, morphology and cell viability in iPSC-derived neurons. Neurons are seeded into plates suitable for fluorescent microscopy, stained with the mitochondrial membrane potential-dependent dye TMRM, cytoplasmic dye Calcein AM, and nuclear stain Hoechst 33342. Images are acquired in live cells and analyzed using automated image analysis software.

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Volume 1994
Pages 175-184
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