Hela cells were treated with control siRNA and synchronized by DTB for 48 hours. Cells were fixed and stained for kinetochore proteins CENP-O (green, Alexa Fluor 488 conjugated secondary Ab) Cells were simultaneously stained for centromeres (CREST, red, Alexa Fluor 568 conjugated secondary Ab) and Hoechst 33342 (blue).
Fluorescence microscopy was performed at RT on a confocal microscope (LSM510 Meta; Carl Zeiss, Inc.) equipped with a 100× Plan-Apochromat objective. A 543 nm HeNe laser (5 mW output; detection LP560 nm) was used for detection of Alexa Fluor 568â€“labeled antibodies. The 488nm line of an Argon laser (25 mW nominal output; detection BP 505â€“530 nm) was used for analysis of Alexa Fluor 488â€“labeled antibodies. Hoechst 33258 images were captured using the 364nm line of an ion laser (Enterprise II ML UV; Coherent, Inc.; 80 mW nominal output; detection BP 385â€“470 nm).
Image Reference: PMID 20212317