Image-based quantitation of host cell-Toxoplasma gondii interplay using HRMAn: A host response to microbe analysis pipeline
Authors listDaniel Fisch Artur Yakimovich Barbara Clough Jason Mercer Eva Frickel
Research on Toxoplasma gondii and its interplay with the host is often performed using fluorescence microscopy-based imaging experiments combined with manual quantification of acquired images. We present here an accurate and unbiased quantification method for host-pathogen interactions. We describe how to plan experiments and prepare, stain and image infected specimens and analyze them with the program HRMAn (Host Response to Microbe Analysis). HRMAn is a high-content image analysis method based on KNIME Analytics Platform. Users of this guide will be able to perform infection studies in high-throughput volume and to a greater level of detail. Relying on cutting edge machine learning algorithms, HRMAn can be trained and tailored to many experimental settings and questions.
Journal Methods in Molecular Biology