Synonyms
Object-based colocalization
Object-based co-localisation

MIPAV

Description

The MIPAV (Medical Image Processing, Analysis, and Visualization) application enables quantitative analysis and visualization of medical images of numerous modalities such as PET, MRI, CT, or microscopy. Using MIPAV's standard user-interface and analysis tools, researchers at remote sites (via the internet) can easily share research data and analyses, thereby enhancing their ability to research, diagnose, monitor, and treat medical disorders.

JACoP

Description

This ImageJ plug-in is a compilation of co-localization tools. It allows:

-Calculating a set of commonly used co-localization indicators:

Pearson's coefficient Overlap coefficient k1 & k2 coefficients Manders' coefficient Generating commonly used visualizations:

-Cytofluorogram

Having access to more recently published methods:

-Costes' automatic threshold

Li's ICA Costes' randomization Objects based methods (2 methods: distances between centres and centre-particle coincidence)

example of partial colocalisation from reference publication

Segmentation and quantification of subcellular structures in fluorescence microscopy images using Squassh

Description

A workflow template to analyze subcellular structures in fluorescence 2D/3D microscopy images based on a Fiji plugin Squassh is described in Rizek et al (2014).

The workflow employs detecting, segmenting, and quantifying subcellular structures. For segmentation, it accounts for the microscope optics and for uneven image background. Further analyses include both colocalization and shape analyses. However, it does not work directly for time-lapse data. A brief summary note can be found here.

2-D Colocalisation in Cells

Description

The workflow computes cell-based colocalisation of two stainings in 2-D images. Both pixel- and object-based readouts are provided and some pros and cons are discussed. Please read here for more information:

https://github.com/tischi/ImageAnalysisWorkflows/blob/master/CellProfil…

 

Input data type: 

images

Output data type: 

processed images, numbers, text file, csv files

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3D object based colocalization using KNIME

Description

These two similar KNIME workflow solutions take 3D data stacks to segment the spots first, using local thresholding with subsequent morphological operations in order to remove noise. Colocalization is then defined by overlapping or center point distance between segmented objects. Further filtering such as overlapping ratio or distance range is done through KNIME table processing.

Two different types are available. 

  1. colocalization based on overlapping
  2. colocalization based on distance between object centers

Sample images: Smapp_Ori files

Chapter 4 in the documentation. 

Leaf Infection Tools

Description

The Leaf Infection Tools allow to measure the area of leaves, of two stainings in different channels and of the overlap region of the two stainings. 

See: http://dev.mri.cnrs.fr/projects/imagej-macros/wiki/Leaf_Infection_Tools

Test image: http://biii.eu/node/1143

a leaf with infection pattern

CellProfiler Examples - Colocalization

Description

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Measuring the colocalization between fluorescently labeled molecules is a widely used approach to measure the degree of spatial coincidence and potential interactions among subcellular species (e.g., proteins). This example shows how the object identification and RelateObjects modules are used to measure the degree of overlap between two fluorescent channels.

Sample image is included in the download package.

spot detection and codistribution analysis

Description

WASH, Exo84, and cortactin spot detection and codistribution analysis To detect endosomes, an automatic Otsu threshold is applied to the Gaussian-filtered MT1-MMP–positive endosome image (= 1.5 pixels for the sample image). Statistics about each endosome are then saved, for example random positioning of spots can be compared to actual positioning. For each endosome, WASH and Exo84 (or WASH and cortactin) spots are searched for in a neighboring of x pixels in their respective channel. Their number and position are saved per endosome (**see the macro in Text file S2 downloadable from here**).

From the position of WASH and Exo84 (or WASH and cortactin) spots around each endosomes, each WASH spot is paired with its closest Exo84 (or cortactin) spot neighbor, optimized over all spots around this endosome.

This allowed measuring of the distribution of distance between WASH-Exo84 (or WASH-cortactin) spots (**for the co-distribution analysis, see matlab scripts in Zip file S3 downloadable).

endosomes and spot neighbors

Squassh

Description

‘’’Squassh’’’ is a tool for 2D and 3D segmentation and quantification of subcellular shapes in fluorescence microscopy images. It provides globally optimal detection and segmentation of objects with constant internal intensity distribution, followed by object-based colocalization analysis. The segmentation computed by Region Competition can optionally correct for the PSF of the microscope, hence providing optimally deconvolved segmentations. Part of the mosaic suite

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