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Doing two-photon microscopy? Here is a good link for two-photon absorption cross-sections for dyes: http://www.drbio.cornell.edu/cross_sections.html
Antigen Retrieval Techniques
Antigen retrieval techniques (used to unmask antigens in samples for immunolabeling) typically involve heating the sample but the best instrument, buffer, and timing differ from antigen to antigen. Here is one guide to different techniques: http://www.ihcworld.com/epitope-retrieval. Note: not all antigens require antigen retrieval.
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The History of Molecular Probes
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Since 1975, Molecular Probes® reagents have been used to help address a wide variety of research questions and enabled cell biology researchers to accelerate their discoveries.
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|Actin and Tubulin During Mitosis
U20S cells transduced with Cellular Lights™ Actin-RFP and CellLight® MAP4-GFP. Images taken every 15 min for 16 hours.
|Endosomal Transport Along Microtubules
U20S cells transduced with CellLight® MAP4-GFP and CellLight ® Early Endosome-GFP. Images taken every min for 30 minutes.
|Plasma Membrane Ruffling
U20S cells transduced with Cellular Lights™ Actin-RFP and CellLights® Plasma Membrane-GFP and imaged the next day. Images taken every 3 secs for 5 mins.
|Mitochondrial Dynamics Through Cell Division
U20S cells were transduced with CellLight® Mito-RFP and imaged every 5 mins for 16 hours.