GFP Tag Antibodies Research Reagents

Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) was first isolated from the jellyfish, Aequorea victoria. The protein consists of 238 amino acid residues that fluoresce green when exposed to UV light. The gene for GFP was successfully inserted into E.coli bacteria in 1994 and the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2008 was jointly awarded to Osamu Shimomura, Martin Chalfie and Roger Y. Tsien for the discovery and development of GFPs. They are commonly used as a reporter of expression in biology.

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    Green fluorescent protein (GFP tag) is a ~27 kDa protein consisting of 238 amino acids derived from jellyfish Aequorea Victoria. GFP exhibits bright green fluorescent light when exposed to blue light. It has been used widely as a reporter protein for gene expression in eukaryotic and prokaryotic organisms, and as a protein tag in cell culture and multicellular organisms. Anti GFP-tag antibodies are often used in biological research and related fields. GFP tag antibodies are also often been used to study the expression of proteins and the interaction between proteins and proteins.

    GFP Tag References

    • Zhao X, et al. (2013) Several affinity tags commonly used in chromatographic purification. J Anal Methods Chem 2013 581093.
    • Monti M, et al. (2007) Functional proteomics: Protein-protein interactions in vivo. Ital J Biochem 56 (4): 310-314.
    • Brothers SP, et al. (2003) Unexpected effects of epitope and chimeric tags on gonadotropin-releasing hormone receptors: Implications for understanding the molecular etiology of hypogonadotropic hypogonadism. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 88 (12): 6107-6112.

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