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From: Monitoring metabolic responses to chemotherapy in single cells and tumors using nanostructure-initiator mass spectrometry (NIMS) imaging

Figure 5

Nanostructure-initiator mass spectrometry (NIMS) FLT-MP/FLT ratiometric imaging of docetaxel- and vehicle-treated breast tumor mouse xenografts. Three-dimensional NIMS images of tumor sections from 3-deoxy-3-fluorothymidine (FLT)-treated mice shows significantly higher conversion of FLT to FLT-MP in vehicle-treated (left) versus docetaxel-treated mice (right). Tumor sections from one set of vehicle- and docetaxel-treated mice were placed in close proximity on a single NIMS chip and imaged using NIMS (Chip #1, top). As further validation, tumor sections from a second set of vehicle- and docetaxel-treated mice were placed in close proximity on a second NIMS chip and imaged using NIMS (Chip #2, bottom). A total of four independent tumors were imaged, two from docetaxel-treated and two from vehicle-treated mice. FLT-MP/FLT ratios were normalized to a maximum value of 1 for each NIMS chip.

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