The Cell: A Molecular Approach 7th Edition

Published by Sinauer Associates
ISBN 10: 160535290X
ISBN 13: 978-1-60535-290-9

Chapter 1 - An Overview of Cells and Cell Research - Question - Page 45: 10


GFP tagged proteins can be used to track in vivo localization of proteins.

Work Step by Step

Unlike in antibody probing, the cells do not have to be killed in this process. The localization and movement of proteins in live cells can be tracked with the use of GFP fluorescence. Native proteins are isolated or sequestrated in antibody detection which destroys their function.
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