Identification of the amino acid residues responsible for the reversible photoconversion of the monomeric red fluorescent protein TagRFP protein

L. Zhang, N. G. Gurskaia, E. E. Kopantseva, N. N. Mudrik, L. L. Vagner, K. A. Luk'ianov, D. M. Chudakov

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Abstract

The site-directed mutagenesis of the monomeric red fluorescent protein TagRFP and its variants was performed with the goal of generating reversibly photoactivatable fluorescent proteins. Amino acids at positions 69, 148, 165, 179, and 181 (enumeration according to the green fluorescent protein GFP) were shown to play a key role in the manifestation of the photoactivatable properties. A reversibly photoactivatable red fluorescent protein KFP-HC with excitation and emission maxima at 585 and 615 nm, respectively, was generated. The KFP-HC fluorescent intensity was decreased by 5-10 times under green light (530-560 nm) irradiation (due to the fall of the fluorescence quantum yield) and restored under irradiation with blue light (450-490 nm) or after incubation in the dark (time of half reconstruction of 30 min).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-192
Number of pages6
JournalBioorganicheskaia khimiia
Volume36
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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