ARTÍCULO

Adiposoft: automated software for the analysis of white adipose tissue cellularity in histological sections

Autores: Galarraga, M; Campión Zabalza, Francisco Javier; Muñoz Barrutia, María Arrate; Boqué Terré, Noemi; Moreno, H; Martínez Hernández, Alfredo; Milagro Yoldi, Fermín Ignacio; Ortiz de Solórzano Aurusa, Carlos
Título de la revista: JOURNAL OF LIPID RESEARCH
ISSN: 0022-2275
Volumen: 53
Número: 12
Páginas: 2791 - 2796
Fecha de publicación: 2012
Resumen:
The accurate estimation of the number and size of cells provides relevant information on the kinetics of growth and the physiological status of a given tissue or organ. Here, we present Adiposoft, a fully automated open-source software for the analysis of white adipose tissue cellularity in histological sections. First, we describe the sequence of image analysis routines implemented by the program. Then, we evaluate our software by comparing it with other adipose tissue quantification methods, namely, with the manual analysis of cells in histological sections (used as gold standard) and with the automated analysis of cells in suspension, the most commonly used method. Our results show significant concordance between Adiposoft and the other two methods. We also demonstrate the ability of the proposed method to distinguish the cellular composition of three different rat fat depots. Moreover, we found high correlation and low disagreement between Adiposoft and the manual delineation of cells. We conclude that Adiposoft provides accurate results while considerably reducing the amount of time and effort required for the analysis.-Galarraga, M., J. Campion, A. Munoz-Barrutia, N. Boque, H. Moreno, J. A. Martinez, F. Milagro, and C. Ortiz-de-Solorzano. Adiposoft: automated software for the analysis of white adipose tissue cellularity in histological sections.