green fluorescent protein

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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
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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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With density-functional-based nonadiabatic molecular dynamics simulations, trans-to-cis and cis-to-trans photoisomerizations of a green fluorescent protein chromophore based molecule 4-benzylidene-2-methyloxazol-5(4H)-one (BMH) induced by the excitation to its [S.sub.1] excited state were performed.
[3] Nonstandard abbreviations: GFP, green fluorescent protein; mRFP1, monomeric red fluorescent protein 1.
[1] Crameri A, Whitehorn EA, Tate E, Stemmer WPC (1996) Improved green fluorescent protein by molecular evolution using DNA shuffling.
The role of bone marrow-derived cells in bone fracture repair in a green fluorescent protein chimeric mouse model.
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Summary: Taconic, a leading provider of life sciences solutions to researchers worldwide, announced that it has signed an agreement with GE Healthcare for rights to use Aequorea Victoria green fluorescent protein (AvGFP) in rodent models.
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The importance of fluorescence microscopy was recognized with the 2008 Nobel Prize for Chemistry--awarded for the development of the green fluorescent protein (GFP), which has played a crucial role in our identification and understanding of proteins.
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Quenching of superoxide radicals by green fluorescent protein. Biochim.