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STED Microscopy of Living Cells – New Frontiers in Membrane and Neurobiology

Recent developments in fluorescence far-field microscopy such as STED microscopy have accomplished observation of the living cell with a spatial resolution far below the diffraction limit. Here, we briefly review the current approaches to super-resolution optical microscopy and present the implementation of STED microscopy for novel insights into live cell mechanisms, with a focus on neurobiology and plasma membrane dynamics.


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Eggeling C, Willig KI, and Barrantes FJ:
STED microscopy of living cells – new frontiers in membrane and neurobiology

J. Neurochem. 126: 203–12 (2013); doi: 10.1111/jnc.12243