Tag Archives: fluorescence imaging

Tracking mRNA in living cells using Pepper RNA aptamer

Messenger RNAs (mRNAs) are a class of biomolecules that are generated in the nucleus to carry genetic information from the nucleus to different parts of the cells for making functional proteins. Because of their importance, mRNAs’ trafficking

Method to measure calcium signaling in nanometer-sized primary cilia

Cilia are slender microtubule-based organelles that protrude from the apical membrane in most adherent cells. Studies looking into the mechanosensory function of the primary cilium have proved it to be an essential cellular organelle. When exposed to

Measuring the pH levels inside lysosomes

The pH level varies in different organelles inside a cell and there is a diversity of function carried out within.  Any deviations of pH from normal levels could signal cellular stress or dysfunction and may indicate serious