Oblique-plane single-molecule localization microscopy for tissues and small intact animals

Jeongmin Kim, Michal Wojcik, Yuan Wang, Seonah Moon, Emilia A. Zin, Nadia Marnani, Zachary L. Newman, John G. Flannery, Ke Xu, Xiang Zhang

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Abstract

Single-molecule localization microscopy (SMLM), while well established for cultured cells, is not yet fully compatible with tissue-scale samples. We introduce single-molecule oblique-plane microscopy (obSTORM), which by directly imaging oblique sections of samples with oblique light-sheet illumination offers a deep and volumetric SMLM platform that is convenient for standard tissue samples and small intact animals. We demonstrate super-resolution imaging at depths of up to 66 µm for cells, Caenorhabditis elegans gonads, Drosophilamelanogaster larval brain, mouse retina and brain sections, and whole stickleback fish.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)853-857
Number of pages5
JournalNature Methods
Volume16
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2019
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors thank L. Li (X. Zhang Lab at the University of California, Berkeley) for providing gold-evaporated silicon wafer mirrors, S. Köhler (A.F. Dernburg Lab at the University of California, Berkeley) for help with C. elegans samples and A. Bormann and T. Square (C.T. Miller Lab at the University of California, Berkeley) for help with stickleback samples. We thank C.T. Miller, J.W. de Jong and H. Adesnik for discussions. X.Z. acknowledges support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Office of Naval Research Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative program (N00014-17-1-2588). K.X. is a Chan Zuckerberg Biohub investigator and acknowledges support from the Bakar Fellows Award, and STROBE, an NSF Science and Technology Center (DMR 1548924). M.W. acknowledges an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (DGE-1106400).

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© 2019, This is a U.S. government work and not under copyright protection in the U.S.; foreign copyright protection may apply.

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