Chemical biology: Fluorescent timers

January 2009
Nature;1/15/2009, Vol. 457 Issue 7227, p238
Academic Journal
The article reports on research conducted by Vladislav Verkhusha and colleagues at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The team mutated a red fluorescent protein called mCherry, then screened the protein for mutants that had altered maturation rates. They developed three fluorescent proteins used to track newly synthesized proteins in mammalian cells grown in culture.


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