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MINI-REVIEW: Posttranslational Chemistry of Proteins of the GFP Family

A. A. Pakhomov and V. I. Martynov*

Shemyakin and Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Miklukho-Maklaya 16/10, 117997 Moscow, Russia; fax: (495) 335-7103; E-mail: vimart@list.ru

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Received September 12, 2008; Revision received October 28, 2008
This review focuses on the current knowledge about posttranslational chemistry underlying the diverse optical properties of GFP-like proteins.
KEY WORDS: posttranslational modifications, fluorescence, chromophore, GFP, DsRed, KFP, Kaede

DOI: 10.1134/S000629790903002X