The green fluorescent protein is an efficient biological marker for cardiac myocytes.

@article{Xian1999TheGF,
  title={The green fluorescent protein is an efficient biological marker for cardiac myocytes.},
  author={M Xian and Norman Honbo and Jun Zhang and Choong Chin Liew and Joel S. Karliner and Y. F. Lau},
  journal={Journal of molecular and cellular cardiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={31 12},
  pages={2155-65}
}
There is a need for a non-toxic marker for cardiac myocytes in studies of cardiac development and in experimentally induced pathophysiologic states in adult animals. We investigated the possibility of using the enhanced green fluorescent protein (EGFP) gene as such a biological marker for cardiac myocytes in both whole animal and cell culture systems. Several lines of transgenic mice were constructed harboring an EGFP gene directed by a 2.38-kb promoter fragment of the hamster beta -myosin… CONTINUE READING
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