Intrinsic blinking of red fluorescent proteins for super-resolution microscopy

Natalia V. Klementieva, Anton I. Pavlikov, Alexander A. Moiseev, Nina G. Bozhanova, Natalie M. Mishina, Sergey A. Lukyanov, Elena V. Zagaynova, Konstantin A. Lukyanov, Alexander S. Mishin

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Single-molecule localization microscopy relies on either controllable photoswitching of fluorescent probes or their robust blinking. We have found that blinking of monomeric red fluorescent proteins TagRFP, TagRFP-T, and FusionRed occurs at moderate illumination power and matches well with camera acquisition speed. It allows for super-resolution image reconstruction of densely labelled structures in live cells using various algorithms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)949-951
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes


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