Measurements of Ciliary Function
The Marsico Lung Institute has an extensive array of technologies to measure ciliary function both in vitro and in vivo. Thus, it has available techniques for measurement of ciliary beat frequency in human and animal culture systems, measurements with high-speed videomicroscopy of ciliary beat form, ultrastructural measurement capacities to evaluate ciliary shaft structure, and the ability to perform proteomics of ciliary shaft proteins (Fig. 12, and Figs. 13-14).