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  • 135512553804697678628996544325301233299PublicAssets/3749Actin 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.&nbsp; This image appears in a study published by <a href="http://www.nature.com/nmeth/journal/v9/n2/full/nmeth.1841.html"><i>Nature Methods</i></a>, which reports how researchers use STORM to visualize the cytoskeleton.Xiaowei Zhuang, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Harvard UniversityXiaowei Zhuang, HHMI, Harvard University, and Nature Publishing GroupPhotograph

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    3D image of actin in a cell

    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.

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    Xiaowei Zhuang, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Harvard University

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    Xiaowei Zhuang, HHMI, Harvard University, and Nature Publishing Group

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