View of a nucleus of a bone cancer cell: using normal high resolution fluorescence microscopy, it is not possible to distinguish details of its structure (image on the left). http://commons.wikimedia.org
Using the two Color Localization Microscopy 2CLM (image on the right) it is possible to localize 70,000 histone molecules (red: RFP-H2A) and 50,000 chromatin remodeling proteins (green: GPF-Snf2H) in a field of view of 470 µm2 with an optical depth of 600 nm. Common fluorescence markers were used.
2CLM is the only and patent protected optical nanoscopy method that allows position based co-localization of single molecules at high density in a wide field of view using conventional fluorescent proteins such as GFP, YFP, RFP, or other conventional fluorochromes.
Publikation: Manuel Gunkel, Fabian Erdel, Karsten Rippe, Paul Lemmer, Rainer Kaufmann, Christoph Hörmann, Roman Amberger and Christoph Cremer: Dual color localization microscopy of cellular nanostructures. In: Biotechnology Journal, 2009, 4, 927-938. ISSN 1860-6768