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The slow fade of cell fluorescence

The short flash of a femtosecond laser induces a complex physiological response in mammalian cells that manifests as a slow bleaching of fluorescence from green fluorescent protein.

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Figure 1: Scheme of intracellular events resulting in GFP bleaching after short treatment with a near-infrared femtosecond laser.

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Lukyanov, K., Belousov, V. The slow fade of cell fluorescence. Nature Photon 6, 641–643 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1038/nphoton.2012.240

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