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. 2005 Nov;6(11):885-91.
doi: 10.1038/nrm1741.

Innovation: Photoactivatable Fluorescent Proteins

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Innovation: Photoactivatable Fluorescent Proteins

Konstantin A Lukyanov et al. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. .

Abstract

The fluorescence characteristics of photoactivatable proteins can be controlled by irradiating them with light of a specific wavelength, intensity and duration. This provides unique possibilities for the optical labelling and tracking of living cells, organelles and intracellular molecules in a spatio-temporal manner. Here, we discuss the properties of the available photoactivatable fluorescent proteins and their potential applications.

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