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Time-resolved multifocal multiphoton microscope for high speed FRET imaging in vivo

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Simon P. Poland, Nikola Krstajić, Simao Coelho, David Tyndall, Richard J. Walker, Viviane Devauges, Penny E. Morton, Nicole S. Nicholas, Justin Richardson, David Day Uei Li, Klaus Suhling, Claire M. Wells, Maddy Parsons, Robert K. Henderson, Simon M. Ameer-Beg

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6013-6016
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Letters
Volume39
Issue number20
DOIs
Published15 Oct 2014

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Abstract

Imaging the spatiotemporal interaction of proteins in vivo is essential to understanding the complexities of biological systems. The highest accuracy monitoring of protein-protein interactions is achieved using Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) measured by fluorescence lifetime imaging, with measurements taking minutes to acquire a single frame, limiting their use in dynamic live cell systems. We present a diffraction limited, massively parallel, time-resolved multifocal multiphoton microscope capable of producing fluorescence lifetime images with 55 ps time-resolution, giving improvements in acquisition speed of a factor of 64. We present demonstrations with FRET imaging in a model cell system and demonstrate in vivo FLIM using a GTPase biosensor in the zebrafish embryo.

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