UNIT 21.6 Photoactivation and Imaging of Photoactivatable Fluorescent Proteins
Published Online: 1 MAR 2008
Copyright © 2008 by John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Lab Protocol Title
Current Protocols in Cell Biology
How to Cite
Patterson, G. H. 2008. Photoactivation and Imaging of Photoactivatable Fluorescent Proteins. Current Protocols in Cell Biology. 38:21.6:21.6.1–21.6.10.
- Published Online: 1 MAR 2008
- Published Print: MAR 2008
A major advance in the microscopic study of cells and tissues is the introduction of photoactivatable fluorescent proteins, which can specifically mark proteins of interest within a living cell. Fluorescent proteins are now available that allow a pool of molecules to be “turned on” by photoactivation. This unit discusses technical aspects for the general use of photoactivatable fluorescent proteins and introduces some specific applications in the concluding remarks. Curr. Protoc. Cell Biol. 38:21.6.1-21.6.10. © 2008 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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