green fluorescent protein


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green fluorescent protein (GFP)

a protein obtained from the jellyfish Aequorea victoria that emits a bright green fluorescence when illuminated. GFP is used to monitor gene expression, gene transfer across plasma membranes, and cell surface activity.
An intrinsically fluorescent protein from the jellyfish Aequorea victoria; gene fusions with GFP may be used to localize proteins by fluorescence microscopy or can be integrated into cloned organisms to highlight tissues of interest

green fluorescent protein (GFP)

a PROTEIN, derived from a JELLYFISH, that fluoresces in ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT. The GENE encoding GFP has been isolated and is being used as a REPORTER GENE, since it can be assayed in real time, non-destructively.
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Autofluorescence was particularly prominent at the same wavelengths as that of green fluorescent proteins.
Green fluorescent protein as a marker for gene expression and cell biology of mycobacterial interactions with macrophages.
Crystal structure of the Aequorea victoria green fluorescent protein.
While Part 1 focused on the firefly luciferase enzyme, Part 2 focuses on the history, chemistry, and applications of the jellyfish green fluorescent protein (GFP).
elegans, green fluorescent protein (GFP) and its genetic derivatives have been essential tools for cell biologists and other biomedical researchers.
Redistribution technology enables the quantification of protein translocation, or protein movement within a living cell, using green fluorescent protein.
By 2 months after treatment, there was no difference between the treated animals and controls, in other studies, mice whose bone marrow was destroyed with chemotherapeutic agents were injected with peripheral blood from transgenic animals with germline cells expressing green fluorescent protein.
Discovered only in the mid-1990s, green fluorescent protein (GFP) from the jellyfish Aequorea victoria has become a workhorse of molecular biology.
00) provides the first popular science book on green fluorescent protein, which has existed in one species of jellyfish and was cloned recently to provide a host of new biotech applications.
The MLV gag/pol construct, pCMVi, and the green fluorescent protein (GFP) reporter construct, pCNCG, have been described (32).
We have taken a copy of this dimmer (promoter) and altered it such that it controls the expression of a green fluorescent protein in our cells.