A super-resolution platform for correlative live single-molecule imaging and STED microscopy
Inavalli, V. K., Lenz, M. O., Butler, C., Angibaud, J., Compans, B., Levet, F., ... & Nägerl, U. V.
Biological techniques, Cell biology, Neuroscience
Super-resolution microscopy offers tremendous opportunities to unravel the complex and dynamic architecture of living cells. However, current super-resolution microscopes are well suited for revealing protein distributions or cell morphology, but not both. We present a super-resolution platform that permits correlative single-molecule imaging and stimulated emission depletion microscopy in live cells. It gives nanoscale access to the positions and movements of synaptic proteins within the morphological context of growth cones and dendritic spines.