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Subdiffraction-Limit Two-Photon Fluorescence Microscopy for GFP-Tagged Cell Imaging

TitleSubdiffraction-Limit Two-Photon Fluorescence Microscopy for GFP-Tagged Cell Imaging
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsLi, QF, Wu, SSH, Chou, KC
JournalBiophysical Journal
Volume97
Pagination3224-3228
Date PublishedDec
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number0006-3495
KeywordsCAVEOLAE, NANOSCOPY, PROTEIN, RESOLUTION, STATES, STED MICROSCOPY, STIMULATED-EMISSION-DEPLETION
Abstract

We report applications of two-photon excitation fluorescence (2PEF) microscopy with subdiffraction-limit resolution for green-fluorescent-protein-tagged cell imaging. The microscope integrates 2PEF microscopy and stimulated emission depletion microscopy in one microscope that has the benefits of both techniques: intrinsic three-dimensional resolution, confined photobleaching, and subdiffraction-limit resolution. The subdiffraction-limit resolution was demonstrated by resolving green-fluorescent-protein-tagged caveolar vesicles located within a distance shorter than the diffraction limit of a regular 2PEF microscope, which is similar to 250 nm even with the best optics. The full width at half-maximum of the effective point-spread function for the 2PEF microscope was estimated to be similar to 54 nm.

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