Encyclopedia of Systems Biology

2013 Edition
| Editors: Werner Dubitzky, Olaf Wolkenhauer, Kwang-Hyun Cho, Hiroki Yokota

Photobleaching

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-9863-7_759

Definition

Photobleaching is an irreversible phenomenon where fluorescent molecules lose the emission of fluorescence usually after a repeated excitation or exposure to an intense laser light.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratory of Receptor Biology and Gene ExpressionNational Cancer Institute, National Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA