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Genetically encoded cysteine-rich tags enable formation of gold nanoparticles in situ for single-molecule imaging of individual proteins in the context of cellular ultrastructure in bacterial, yeast and mammalian cells.
Chemically inducible trimerization tools based on split FRB or FKBP with full-length FKBP or FRB, respectively, expand the chemogenetics toolbox. Their efficiency and fast kinetics enable new types of protein manipulation in live cells.
Stimulated Brillouin scattering microscopy overcomes the trade-off between acquisition speed and spectral resolution in spontaneous Brillouin scattering microscopy and allows visualization of elasticity and viscosity, as shown in C. elegans.
A general tuning strategy is introduced for improving the utility of rhodamines for biological imaging applications. The strategy yielded bright, versatile and bioavailable far-red and near-infrared ‘Janelia Fluor’ dyes.
OligoFISSEQ combines Oligopaints with fluorescence in situ sequencing to enable the 3D mapping of many regions across the genome in human cells to interrogate genome organization at improved genomic resolution. OligoFISSEQ is compatible with immunochemistry and OligoSTORM for super-resolution imaging.
NanoLuc substrates with improved solubility and bioavailability, hydrofurimazine and fluorofurimazine, strongly enhance bioluminescence signals in vivo and enable bright dual-color bioluminescent imaging with AkaLuc and AkaLumine.
GPCRmd is a community-driven online platform to visualize, analyze and share G-protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) molecular dynamics data. It currently contains simulation data representing 100% of GPCR classes, 71% of receptor subtypes and 80% of GPCR families.
Hundred-fold-faster DNA-PAINT imaging is enabled by the introduction of concatenated, periodic DNA sequence motifs in the docking strand. Six orthogonal sequences are described for speed-optimized and highly multiplexed cellular imaging.
Small vibrational tags (azide, 13C-edited carbonyl and deuterium-labeled probes) were introduced as metabolic probes for mid-infrared imaging. The tags allow unprecedented in situ visualization of metabolism in cells and animals with high information throughput.
PULSE is an optogenetic tool that consists of two modules with different wavelength sensitivities. Their interplay enables optogenetic access to gene expression in plants independently of ambient light.
Multifocal flat illumination for field-independent imaging (mfFIFI) enables patterned illumination over an extended field of view. Integration with instant structured illumination microscope allowed for high-speed, multicolor, volumetric super-resolution imaging over 100 × 100 µm2.
Split-FISH leverages a split-probe design to achieve enhanced specificity in multiplexed fluorescence in situ hybridization. Split-FISH reduces background and false positives, enabling transcriptome profiling in uncleared tissues.
DeepSTORM3D uses deep learning for accurate localization of point emitters in densely labeled samples in three dimensions for volumetric localization microscopy with high temporal resolution, as well as for optimal point-spread function design.
This Perspective highlights recently developed computational models for studying chromosome organization, with a focus on how mechanistic modeling helps biologists to interpret the biological function behind the genome structures.
Targeted sequencing of perturbation effects offers a sensitive approach to capture genes of interest in CRISPR-mediated screens, enabling genome-scale screens at higher scale and lower cost than whole-transcriptome Perturb-seq.
Sorting RT-FDC combines real-time fluorescence and deformability cytometry with sorting based on standing surface acoustic waves to transfer molecular specificity to label-free, image-based cell sorting using an efficient deep neural network.
jYCaMP1, a yellow variant of the calcium indicator jGCaMP7, enables fast multicolor two-photon imaging at excitation wavelengths above 1,000 nm for use with popular ytterbium-doped fiber and modelocked semiconductor lasers.
CRISPR-based microraft followed by guide RNA identification (CRaft-ID) combines microraft arrays, microscopy and CRISPR–Cas9 technology for high-content image-based phenotyping. CRaft-ID was used to identify proteins involved in stress granule formation.
A head-mounted three-photon microscope based on a custom-designed optical fiber and dispersion compensation enables imaging of activity from neuronal populations deep in the cortex of freely moving rats.
In situ point spread function (PSF) retrieval (INSPR) enables precise single-molecule localization in 3D single-molecule localization microscopy of whole cells and tissues. It directly determines PSF from a single-molecule blinking dataset, removing errors associated with sample-induced aberrations.
‘Nativeomics’ enables identification of ligands bound to membrane proteins through detection of intact protein–ligand assemblies followed by dissociation and identification of individual ligands within the same mass spectrometry experiment.
M-CREATE is an in vivo screening strategy for identifying recombinant AAVs with desired tropism. The approach involves both positive and negative selection and yields vectors with diversified cell-type tropism that can cross the blood–brain barrier in adult mice across strains when delivered intravenously.