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CIL:35175*  Cite 

Overexpression of and arp3-GFP fusion protein in MTLn3 cells, a metastatic rat breast carcinoma line. This Z series sequence of cells in culture shows the protein throughout the cytoplasm and excluded from a few organelles and the nucleus. This MTLn3 (rat mammary adenocarcinoma) cell line is advantageous for cancer studies because the cells grow easily in tissue culture, invade artificial 3D matrices, and form tumors in live animal models.

Technical Details

BioRad Radiance 2000 laser scanning confocal microscope with Kr/Ar laser for excitation of GFP at 488 nm. Nikon Eclipse with planapo 60X NA 1.4 phase 3 infinity corrected optics. Imaged at room temperature at the Analytical Imaging Facility at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Biological Sources
NCBI Organism Classification
Rattus rattus
Cell Type
permanent cell line cell
Cell Line
Cellular Component
Michael Cammer
Maryse Bailly
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Archival Resource Key (ARK)
Image Type
single-spot confocal microscopy
Image Mode
fluorescence microscopy
Parameters Imaged
fluorescence emission
Source of Contrast
distribution of a specific protein
Visualization Methods
Processing History
unprocessed raw data
Data Qualifiers
raw, unprocessed data
suitable for spatial measurements
Sample Preparation
living tissue
Relation To Intact Cell
dispersed cells in vitro
Spatial Axis Image Size Pixel Size
X 256px 0.184µm
Y 256px 0.184µm
Z 40px 0.3µm