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Structure of Gene-Tag Protein Solved

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Science  06 Sep 1996:
Vol. 273, Issue 5280, pp. 1336
DOI: 10.1126/science.273.5280.1336


The green fluorescent protein from the Pacific Northwest jellyfish has proved to be a valuable tool for tracking gene expression and tracing the workings of their protein products in living cells and tissues. The determination of the protein's three-dimensional structure, which is described in a Report on page 1392, may now make it even more useful, by helping researchers design new models in a wider range of colors.