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Actin is an essential protein in a cell's skeleton (cytoskeleton). It forms a dense network of thin filaments in the cell. Here, researchers have used a technique called stochastic optical reconstruction microscopy (STORM) to visualize the actin network in a cell in three dimensions. The actin strands were labeled with a dye called Alexa Fluor 647-phalloidin.
This image appears in a study published by Nature Methods, which reports how researchers use STORM to visualize the cytoskeleton.
Xiaowei Zhuang, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Harvard University
Xiaowei Zhuang, HHMI, Harvard University, and Nature Publishing Group
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