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Fluorescence Recovery After Photobleaching

"Fluorescence Recovery After Photobleaching" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A method used to study the lateral movement of MEMBRANE PROTEINS and LIPIDS. A small area of a cell membrane is bleached by laser light and the amount of time necessary for unbleached fluorescent marker-tagged proteins to diffuse back into the bleached site is a measurement of the cell membrane's fluidity. The diffusion coefficient of a protein or lipid in the membrane can be calculated from the data. (From Segen, Current Med Talk, 1995).


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Fluorescence Recovery After Photobleaching" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Fluorescence Recovery After Photobleaching" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 51 publications over 18 distinct years, with a maximum of 5 publications in 2006 and 2007 and 2012
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