Using Intravital Microscopy to Study the Role of MIF in Leukocyte Trafficking In Vivo

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In vivo visualization of the microvasculature of the mouse cremaster muscle has been fruitful in the evaluation of the role of macrophage migration inhibitory factor in promotion of leukocyte trafficking. Here we explain how to undertake this preparation, including details on mouse anesthesia, securing intravenous access, and cremaster muscle exteriorization. We also provide information on the various microscopy modalities now available for imaging microvascular preparations of this nature.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMacrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor
Subtitle of host publicationMethods and Protocols
EditorsJames Harris, Eric F. Morand
PublisherHumana Press
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781493999361
ISBN (Print)9781493999354
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020

Publication series

NameMethods in molecular biology
PublisherHumana Press
ISSN (Print)1064-3745
ISSN (Electronic)1940-6029


  • Adhesion
  • Cremaster muscle
  • Intravital microscopy
  • Leukocyte interactions
  • Postcapillary venule
  • Rolling
  • Transmigration

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