Abberior LIVE 560 is a dye designed for STED and confocal microscopy in living cells. Its molecular structure renders the dye strongly fluorogenic and facilitates its ability to penetrate cell membranes. It has an absorption maximum at 564 nm and can be effectively excited with a 561 nm laser. For STED, a depletion wavelength of 775 nm is recommended. Conjugates of Abberior LIVE 560 enable live cell imaging of DNA molecules or tubulin cytoskeleton.