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New Fluorescent Proteins   S. Semih Ekimler(3) New Fluorescent Proteins S. Semih Ekimler(3) Presentation Transcript

  • S. Semih EKIMLER
  • Aims  Applications with fluorescent proteins  Properties of fluorescent proteins  Reasons for upgrading fluorescent proteins  Examples of new fluorescent proteins
  • Why do we use fluorescent proteins?  To track and quantify proteins  To watch protein-protein interactions  To describe biological events and signals in a cell
  • Characteristics of Fluorescent Proteins  Expressed efficiently  No phototoxicity  Bright enough  Sufficient photostability  No oligomerization  Minimal overlap in excitation and emission profile
  • Reasons for New FPs  For brighter fluorescence improving quantum yield higher extinction coefficient quicker maturation
  • Reasons for New FPs  To change absorbance and emission spectra less spectral overlap better spectral separation  Longer fluorescence lifetime  Less photobleach
  • Reasons for New FPs  Less sensitive to environment pH resistance ions  Deeper tissue penetration
  • New Fluorescent Proteins  The discovery of GFP from jellyfish  Mutagenesis studies on GFP New fluorescent proteins
  • Blue Fluorescent Protein (BFP)  Shifts in absorbance and emission spectra  First used in multicolour imaging and FRET BUT,  Dim  Photobleach easily
  • Cyan Fluorescent Protein (CFP)  Has a spectra between BFP and eGFP  Brighter  Displays more photostability
  • Cyan Fluorescent Protein (CFP)  A new version of CFP Cerulean  Brighter  Improves the signal/noise of FRET
  • Yellow Fluorescent Protein (YFP)  The absorption amd emission spectra are shifted to red wavelengths  Imaging partner of CFP (FRET)
  • Yellow Fluorescent Protein (YFP)  Citrine and Venus  Chloride sensitivity eliminated  Sensitivity to pH changed  Photobleaching improved
  • Red Fluorescent Proteins (RFP)  From other marine organisms  Discosoma DsRed Heteractis crispa HcRed  Most suitable red markers
  • Red Fluorescent Proteins (RFP)  DsRed needs incubation at 37ºC obligate tetramer  Minimizing oligomerization red fluorescent tandem dimers  Mrfp1 completely monomeric matures quickly 25 nm longer wavelengths
  • New Fluorescent Proteins  New approach for monomeric red fluorescent proteins  Replacing N terminus of mRFP1 with GFP  Adding C terminus of GFP to mRFP1
  • New Fluorescent Proteins  All variants are brighter than mRFP1 (except mHoneydew, mBanana, mTangerine)  mOrange is the brightest but sensitive to pH.  mCherry is the most photostable
  • New Fluorescent Proteins  Protein lifetimes and turnover rates  First little initial fluorescence with excitation wavelength Then high fluorescence with different wavelength  PA-GFP, Kaede, KFP1
  • New Fluorescent Proteins  PA-GFP developed from GFP increase in fluorescence when illuminated at 413 nm  Kaede identified from T. geoffroyi converted from a green to a red fluorescent protein by irridation with 350-400 nm  KFP1 from Anemonia sulcata
  • Summary  We use the fluorescence proteins to see changes in cells  Fluorescence proteins have common properties  Improving fluorescence proteins for better imaging  Examples of new fluorescent proteins
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