Green fluorescent protein (GFP), a biological marker cloned from jellyfish, has emerged from virtual obscurity to the forefront of biomolecular research in just a few years. GFP and related fluorescent proteins (FPs) have been intensely studied the subjects of hundreds of in vivo projects worldwide. These studies have resulted in new applications and published articles, emerging at a breathtaking rate. The success of FPs and their many uses promise to make them some of the most powerful tools in biotechnology, pharmaceutical science, and molecular and cellular biology.
Written by pioneers in the field, this text tackles both theory and practice, offering numerous case studies, examples, illustrations, and troubleshooting tips. It examines how FPs are tailored for specific systems and used to maximize expression, and how variants are generated with altered properties. The text also explores new ways to use FPs and methods for enhancing detection in a variety of organisms and cell types.
This updated and expanded edition places emphasis on the rise of FPs and their applications in industry and biosensor research. Green Fluorescent Protein: Properties, Applications, and Protocols, Second Edition provides: New chapters on FPs, biosensors, and advances in the use of FPs in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries Detailed information about protocols using FPs Examples from recent notable studies Background on the biochemical and physical properties, three–dimensional structure, and molecular biology and mutation of FPs The application of FPs across organisms
Green Fluorescent Protein: Properties, Applications, and Protocols, Second Edition is essential reading for researchers and graduate students in molecular and cellular biology, physiology, biochemistry, developmental biology, neuroscience, ecology, in vivo biology, and plant molecular biology.
1. Discovery of Green Fluorescent Protein (Osamu Shimomura).
2. Photons for Reporting Molecular Events: Green Fluorescent Protein and Four Luciferase Systems (J. Woodland Hastings and James G. Morin).
3. Biochemical and Physical Properties opf Green Fluorescent Protein (William W. Ward).
4. The Three–Dimensional Structure of Green Fluorescent Protein and Its Implications for Function and Design (George N. Phillips).
5. Molecular Biology and Mutation of Green Fluorescent Protein (David A. Zacharias and Roger Y. Tsien).
6. Discovery and Properties of GFP–Like Proteins from Nonbioluminescent Anthozoa (Konstantin A. Lukyanov, Dmitry M. Chudakov, Arkady F. Fradkov, Yulii A. Labas, Mikhail V. Matz, and Sergey Lukyanov).
7. Evolution of Function and Color in GPF–Like Proteins (Mikhail V. Matz, Yulii A. Labas, and Juan Ugalde).
8. The Uses of Green Fluorescent Protein in Prokaryotes (Raphael H. Valdivia, Brendan P. Cormack, and Stanley Falkow).
9. The uses of Green Fluorescent Protein in Yeasts (Amy L. Hitchcock, Jason A. Kahana, and Pamela A. Silver).
10. Uses of GFP in Caenorhabditis Elegans (Oliver Hobert and Paula Loria).
11. Green Fluorescent Protein Applications in Drosophila (Tulle Hazelrigg and Jennifer H. Mansfield).
12.The Uses of Green Fluorescent Protein in Plants (Jim Haseloff and Kirby R. Siemering).
13. Uses of GFP in Transgenic Vertebrates (Sean Magason, Adam Amsterdam, Nancy Hopkins, and Shuo Lin).
14. The Uses of Green Fluorescent Protein in Mammalian Cells (Theresa H. Ward and Jennifer Lippincott–Schwartz).
15. Practical Considerations for Use of Reef Coral Fluorescent Proteins in Mammalian Cells: Applications in Fluorescent Microscopy and Flow Cytometry (Yu Fang, Olivier DÃ©ry, Michael Haugwitz, Pierre Turpin, and Steven R. Kain).
16. Pharmaceutical Applications of GFP and RCFP (Nicola Bevan and Stephen Rees).
17. Reassembled GFP: Detecting Protein–Protein Interactions and Protein Expression Patterns (Thomas J. Magliery and Lynne Regan).
Methods and Protocols (Steven R. Kain).
"Any researcher, graduate student or educator with an interest in using GFP should read this book. It will become the ′bible for GFP′ users." (The Quarterly Review of Biology, June 2006)