Multiple-labeled antibodies behave like single emitters in photoswitching buffer

The degree of labeling (DOL) of antibodies has so far been optimized for high brightness and specific and efficient binding. The influence of the DOL on the blinking performance of antibodies used in direct stochastic optical reconstruction microscopy (dSTORM) has so far attained limited attention. Here, we investigated the spectroscopic characteristics of IgG antibodies labeled at DOLs of 1.1-…