Green-to-red photoswitchable fluorescent protein Dendra2
- Irreversible photoconversion from a green to a red fluorescent form
Dendra2 is an improved version of a green-to-red photoswitchable fluorescent protein Dendra, derived from octocoral Dendronephthya sp. [Gurskaya et al., 2006]. Dendra2 exhibits faster maturation and brighter fluorescence both before and after photoswitching than that of Dendra.
The vectors encoding Dendra2 protein and anti-Dendra2 antibodies are discontinued by Evrogen.
Gurskaya NG, Verkhusha VV, Shcheglov AS, Staroverov DB, Chepurnykh TV, Fradkov AF, Lukyanov S, Lukyanov KA.
Engineering of a monomeric green-to-red photoactivatable fluorescent protein induced by blue light.
Nat Biotechnol. 2006; 24 (4):461-5. / pmid: 16550175