A versatile closed micro-perfusion chamber designed for single-cell fluorescence measurements under maximum microscopic magnification is described. Glass coverslips with adherent cells can be attached to the top or bottom of the chamber, depending on whether an inverted or an upright microscope is used. Eight conical holes drilled in the side of the chamber serve for the insertion of plugs with attachments for perfusion, rapid injection of small amounts of reagents, temperature measurements or for heating the interior of the chamber. Materials used in the construction of the chamber are non-toxic and resistant to standard sterilization procedures. Perfusion and temperature properties of the chamber are described. Single cell fluorescence measurements are presented in human monocyte-derived macrophages in which NAD(P)H and intracellular calcium are measured.

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doi.org/10.1016/0022-1759(90)90214-G, hdl.handle.net/1765/72146
Journal of Immunological Methods
Department of Surgery

Ince, C, Beekman, R.E, & Verschragen, G. (1990). A micro-perfusion chamber for single-cell fluorescence measurements. Journal of Immunological Methods, 128(2), 227–234. doi:10.1016/0022-1759(90)90214-G