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Genetically encoded phenyl azide photochemistry drives positive and negative functional modulation of a red fluorescent protein

DOI: 10.1039/C5RA13552D DOI Help

Authors: Samuel Reddington (Cardiff University) , Sarunas Driezis (Cardiff University) , Andrew Hartley (Cardiff University) , Peter D. Watson (Cardiff University) , Pierre J. Rizkallah (Cardiff University) , Dafydd Jones (Cardiff University)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Rsc Advances , VOL 5 (95) , PAGES 77734 - 77738

State: Published (Approved)
Published: September 2015
Diamond Proposal Number(s): 10462

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Abstract: The photochemical properties of phenyl azide have been exploited to modulate the function of a red autofluorescent protein, mCherry. Using genetic code reprogramming, phenyl azide chemistry has been introduced at functionally strategic positions in mCherry leading to deactivation, activation or enhancement upon UV irradiation.

Subject Areas: Biology and Bio-materials


Instruments: I03-Macromolecular Crystallography , I04-Macromolecular Crystallography

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