Ulrike Endesfelder

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Correlative microscopy incorporates the specificity of fluorescent protein labeling into high-resolution electron micrographs. Several approaches exist for correlative microscopy, most of which have used the green fluorescent protein (GFP) as the label for light microscopy. Here we use chemical tagging and synthetic fluorophores instead, in order to achieve(More)
David Lando1,5,†, Ulrike Endesfelder3,†, Harald Berger4, Lakxmi Subramanian4, Paul D. Dunne2, James McColl2, David Klenerman3, Antony M. Carr5, Markus Sauer3, Robin C. Allshire4, Mike Heilemann3 and Ernest D. Laue1 Department of Biochemistry, and Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 1EW, UK Department of Biotechnology and(More)
Colocalization of differently labeled biomolecules is a valuable tool in fluorescence microscopy and can provide information on biomolecular interactions. With the advent of super-resolution microscopy, colocalization analysis is getting closer to molecular resolution, bridging the gap to other technologies such as fluorescence resonance energy transfer.(More)
Nucleic acid synthesis is spatially organized in many organisms. In bacteria, however, the spatial distribution of transcription remains obscure, owing largely to the diffraction limit of conventional light microscopy (200-300 nm). Here, we use photoactivated localization microscopy to localize individual molecules of RNA polymerase (RNAP) in Escherichia(More)
The inheritance of the histone H3 variant CENP-A in nucleosomes at centromeres following DNA replication is mediated by an epigenetic mechanism. To understand the process of epigenetic inheritance, or propagation of histones and histone variants, as nucleosomes are disassembled and reassembled in living eukaryotic cells, we have explored the feasibility of(More)
Super-resolution fluorescence imaging based on single-molecule localization relies critically on the availability of efficient processing algorithms to distinguish, identify, and localize emissions of single fluorophores. In multiple current applications, such as three-dimensional, time-resolved or cluster imaging, high densities of fluorophore emissions(More)
The beauty and prosperity of fluorescence microscopy lie in its simplicity and universal applicability. Even complex targets, such as living cells or whole small organisms, can be visualized and studied. Single-molecule localization microscopy1 is a recent extension of fluorescence microscopy and belongs to the wider group of super-resolution techniques(More)
In spite of their relatively low fluorescence quantum yield, cyanine dyes such as Cy3, Cy5, or Cy7 are widely used in single-molecule fluorescence applications due to their high extinction coefficients and excellent photon yields. We show that the fluorescence quantum yield and lifetime of red-emitting cyanine dyes can be substantially increased in heavy(More)
We review fluorescent probes that can be photoswitched or photoactivated and are suited for single-molecule localization based super-resolution microscopy. We exploit the underlying photochemical mechanisms that allow photoswitching of many synthetic organic fluorophores in the presence of reducing agents, and study the impact of these on the photoswitching(More)
The localization precision is a crucial and important parameter for single-molecule localization microscopy (SMLM) and directly influences the achievable spatial resolution. It primarily depends on experimental imaging conditions and the registration potency of the algorithm used. We propose a new and simple routine to estimate the average experimental(More)