Lasers in Biology and Medicine

Volume 34 of the series Nato Advanced Study Institutes Series pp 271-288

Fluorescence Recovery after Photobleaching: Lateral Mobility of Lipids and Proteins in Model Membranes and on Single Cell Surfaces

  • Kenneth JacobsonAffiliated withDepartment of Experimental Pathology, Roswell Park Memorial Institute

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The fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP) technique was developed by membrane biophysicists to measure the rate of translational motion of membrane components in the plane of the membrane. This technique has also been named the fluorescence photobleaching recovery or FPR method.