moxDendra2: an inert photoswitchable protein for oxidizing environments

Andrii A. Kaberniuk, Nicholas C. Morano, Vladislav V. Verkhusha, Erik Lee Snapp

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Fluorescent proteins (FPs) that can be optically highlighted enable PALM super-resolution microscopy and pulse-chase experiments of cellular molecules. Most FPs evolved in cytoplasmic environments either in the original source organism or in the cytoplasm of bacteria during the course of optimization for research applications. Consequently, many FPs may fold incorrectly in the chemically distinct environments in subcellular organelles. Here, we describe the first monomeric photoswitchable (from green to bright red) FP adapted for oxidizing environments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2106-2109
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number13
StatePublished - 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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