mBanana fluorescent protein
mBanana is a fruit fluorescent protein which was developed in Dr. Roger Tsien’s lab (Shaner et al, 2004; Wang et al, 2004; Shu et al, 2006) by directed mutagenesis of mRFP1, a monomeric mutant of DsRed (Campbell et al, 2002). Fruit fluorescent proteins such as mBanana have demonstrated stable expression and perform successfully in numerous fusion applications. We offer monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies to detect mBanana.
- Bright yellow fluorescent protein
- mBanana excitation and emission maxima are 540 and 553 nm, respectively
- Protein localization
- General reporter for mammalian cells
- Monitoring transfection efficiencies
Shaner, N. C. et al. Improved monomeric red, orange and yellow fluorescent proteins derived from Discosoma sp. red fluorescent protein. Nature Biotechnol. 22(12):1567–1572 (2004).
Wang, L. et al. Evolution of new nonantibody proteins via iterative somatic hypermutation. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA. 101(48):16745–16749 (2004).
Shu, X. et al. Novel Chromophores and Buried Charges Control Color in mFruits. Biochemistry 45(32):9639–9647 (2006).
Campbell, R. E. et al. A monomeric red fluorescent protein. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA. 99(12):7877–7882 (2002).
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