Segmentation and quantitative analysis of epithelial tissues

Benoit Aigouy, Daiki Umetsu, Suzanne Eaton

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Epithelia are tissues that regulate exchanges with the environment. They are very dynamic and can acquire virtually any shape; at the cellular level, they are composed of cells tightly connected by junctions. Most often epithelia are amenable to live imaging; however, the large number of cells composing an epithelium and the absence of informatics tools dedicated to epithelial analysis largely prevented tissue scale studies. Here we present Tissue Analyzer, a free tool that can be used to segment and analyze epithelial cells and monitor tissue dynamics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMethods in Molecular Biology
PublisherHumana Press Inc.
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN (Print)1064-3745


  • Cell tracking
  • Cells
  • Epithelia
  • Junctional remodeling
  • Junctions
  • Live imaging
  • Quantitative biology
  • Segmentation
  • Tissue analyzer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics

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