Folding and unfolding of a non-fluorescent mutant of green fluorescent protein.


Green fluorescent protein (GFP), from the Pacific jellyfish A. victoria, has numerous uses in biotechnology and cell and molecular biology as a protein marker because of its specific chromophore, which is spontaneously created after proper protein folding. After formation, the chromophore is very stable and remains intact during protein unfolding, meaning… (More)