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Toward spatially resolved metabolomics

Coherent Raman imaging enables mapping of chemical features at subcellular resolution, setting the stage for tracking lipids and other metabolites in intact living systems.

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Fig. 1: Imaging of anaesthetized worms via BCARS reveals chemically distinct classes of lipid droplets in the intestine and epidermis and enables the tracking of lipid turnover.


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Fox, B.W., Schroeder, F.C. Toward spatially resolved metabolomics. Nat Chem Biol 16, 1039–1040 (2020).

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