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Imaging the Impact of Chemically Inducible Proteins on Cellular Dynamics In Vivo

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Rapid induction of the fluorescent protein zsGreen in MDA-MB-231LN (231LN) cells in vitro.

231LN cells containing both tdTomato and zsGreen-DD were grown on glass coverslips. Panels represent fluorescence time-lapse imaging of 231LN cells treated with vehicle (A) and 1.0 µM of Shield (B). C) Quantification of zsGreen signal within the cells in the presence and absence of Shield-1 over time (*denotes p<0.01 compared to Vehicle treatment kinetic, N>10 cells per field of view, 10 fields of view analyzed per group). Treatment with 0.5, 1.0 and 2.0 µM Shield-1 revealed similar first order kinetics, while treatment with 0.2 µM Shield-1 revealed a similarly steep but brief increase (induction) in signal accumulation followed by a less steep kinetic at 4 hours post-treatment (depletion kinetic). D) Fluorescence immunohistochemistry demonstrates co-localization of proteasome (α1-20S antibody in red) with zsGreen-DD signal in 231LN cells in the absence of Shield-1. All scale bars are 25 µm.

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doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0030177.g002