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Quantitative mapping of membrane nanoenvironments through single-molecule imaging of solvatochromic probes

By Daniel J. Nieves, Dylan M Owen

Posted 19 Jul 2020
bioRxiv DOI: 10.1101/2020.07.19.209908

Environmentally-sensitive fluorophores report on their local biochemical or biophysical environments through changes in their emission. We combine the solvatochromic probe di-4-ANEPPDHQ with multi-channel SMLM and quantitative analysis of the resulting marked point patterns to map biophysical environments in the mammalian cell membrane. We show that plasma membrane properties can be mapped with nanoscale resolution, and that partitioning between ordered and disordered regions is observed on length scales below 300 nm. ### Competing Interest Statement The authors have declared no competing interest.

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