Optical super-resolution microscopy unravels the molecular composition of functional protein complexes
Optical super-resolution microscopy has revolutionized our understanding of cell biology. Next to visualizing cellular structures with near-molecular spatial resolution, an additional benefit is the molecular characterization of biomolecular complexes directly in an intact cell. Single-molecule localization microscopy, as one technology out of the toolbox of super-resolution methods, generates images by detecting the position of single fluorophore labels and is particularly suited for molecular quantification. We review imaging and analysis methods employing single-molecule localization microscopy and extract molecule numbers.
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