High-content analysis of mitochondrial function in iPSC-derived neurons
Authors listDaniel Little Christin Luft Olukunbi Mosaku Robin Ketteler Mike Devine Paul Gissen
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.