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Chemically Induced Photoswitching of Fluorescent Probes - A General Concept for Super-Resolution Microscopy

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  • We review fluorescent probes that can be photoswitched or photoactivated and are suited for single-molecule localization based super-resolution microscopy. We exploit the underlying photochemical mechanisms that allow photoswitching of many synthetic organic fluorophores in the presence of reducing agents, and study the impact of these on the photoswitching properties of various photoactivatable or photoconvertible fluorescent proteins. We have identified mEos2 as a fluorescent protein that exhibits reversible photoswitching under variousWe review fluorescent probes that can be photoswitched or photoactivated and are suited for single-molecule localization based super-resolution microscopy. We exploit the underlying photochemical mechanisms that allow photoswitching of many synthetic organic fluorophores in the presence of reducing agents, and study the impact of these on the photoswitching properties of various photoactivatable or photoconvertible fluorescent proteins. We have identified mEos2 as a fluorescent protein that exhibits reversible photoswitching under various imaging buffer conditions and present strategies to characterize reversible photoswitching. Finally, we discuss opportunities to combine fluorescent proteins with organic fluorophores for dual-color photoswitching microscopy.show moreshow less

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Author: Ulrike Endesfelder, Sebastian Malkusch, Benjamin Flottmann, Justine Mondry, Piotr Liguzinski, Peter J. Verveer, Mike Heilemann
URN:urn:nbn:de:bvb:20-opus-74896
Document Type:Journal article
Faculties:Fakultät für Biologie / Theodor-Boveri-Institut für Biowissenschaften
Language:English
Year of Completion:2011
Source:In: Molecules (2011) 16, 3106-3118; doi:10.3390/molecules16043106
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 57 Biowissenschaften; Biologie / 570 Biowissenschaften; Biologie
GND Keyword:Super-Resolution Microscopy
Tag:PALM; dSTORM; fluorescent proteins; photoswitchable organic fluorophores; super-resolution
Release Date:2013/01/16
Licence (German):License LogoCC BY: Creative-Commons-Lizenz: Namensnennung