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Biophys J. 2015 Jun 16;108(12):2807-15. doi: 10.1016/j.bpj.2015.05.013.

Deconvolution-free Subcellular Imaging with Axially Swept Light Sheet Microscopy.

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1
Department of Cell Biology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas.
2
Department of Cell Biology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas. Electronic address: reto.fiolka@utsouthwestern.edu.

Abstract

The use of propagation invariant Bessel beams has enabled high-resolution subcellular light sheet fluorescence microscopy. However, the energy within the concentric side lobe structure of Bessel beams increases significantly with propagation length, generating unwanted out-of-focus fluorescence that enforces practical limits on the imaging field of view size. Here, we present a light sheet fluorescence microscope that achieves 390 nm isotropic resolution and high optical sectioning strength (i.e., out-of-focus blur is strongly suppressed) over large field of views, without the need for structured illumination or deconvolution-based postprocessing. We demonstrate simultaneous dual-color, high-contrast, and high-dynamic-range time-lapse imaging of migrating cells in complex three-dimensional microenvironments, three-dimensional tracking of clathrin-coated pits, and long-term imaging spanning >10 h and encompassing >2600 time points.

PMID:
26083920
PMCID:
PMC4472079
DOI:
10.1016/j.bpj.2015.05.013
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