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confocal microscope

[¦kän‚fō·kəl ′mī·krə‚skōp]
(biophysics)
A microscope that creates high-resolution images of very small objects by using a condenser lens to focus the illuminating light from a point source into a very small diffraction-limited spot within the specimen, and an objective lens to focus the light emitted from that spot onto a small pinhole in an opaque screen.
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Pellacani G, Cesinaro AM, Seidenari 5: Reflectance-mode confocal microscopy of pigmented skin lesions-improvement in melanoma diagnostic specificity.
Microscopy Conditions for Fluorescence Imaging Using Confocal Microscopy Acquisition Channel Fluorophore Used in Excitation Laser This Study DAPI NA 405 nm FITC FITC 473 nm Texas Red Texas Red 559 nm Far red Alexa 633 635 nm Acquisition Channel Emission Image Display Color DAPI 425-525 Blue FITC 485-585 Green Texas Red 570-670 Red Far red 650-750 Red Abbreviations: DAPI, 4',6-diamidino-2-phenylindole;FITC, fluorescein isothiocyanate; NA, not applicable.
Fluorescence confocal microscopy can be used to analyze the metabolic behavior of cells, which is known to change in cancer.
This makes it ideal as an entry-level system for confocal microscopy.
These confocal microscopy images of the metallic coil coating without cellulose acetate butyrate (Figure 1) show a multitude of high peaks, indicating a rough surface.
Keywords: 3-D image processing, 3-D reconstruction, angiogenesis, capillaries, confocal microscopy, placental villi.
When all the cells were fixed, the coverslips were mounted onto glass slides with Fluor Save mounting media and examined with confocal microscopy.
In ongoing research at PAPRICAN, fiber property differences are measured and quantified through conventional and confocal microscopy.
We have two tests for lignin: 1) sectioned specimens are stained with acriflavin and viewed with fluorescent confocal microscopy, and 2) ultrathin sections are stained with KMn[O.
In this study, location of both FAK and activated FAK within PC12 cells al(er a five day stimulation with NGF will be examined by immunocytochemistry and confocal microscopy.
Scanning confocal microscopy was performed with a Leica TCS-NT confocal microscope (Heidelberg, Germany).
Confocal microscopy and atomic force microscopy can each provide three-dimensional information on surface topography, but not a complete representation of the bulk threedimensional microstructure.