green fluorescent protein


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green fluorescent protein

[¦grēn flə¦res·ənt ′prō‚tēn]
(cell and molecular biology)
A protein that is produced by the bioluminescent jellyfish Aequorea victoria ; used to trace the synthesis, location, and movement of proteins of interest in cell biology research. Abbreviated GFP.
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Osamu Shimomura, now professor emeritus at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, first isolated the Green Fluorescent Protein, or GFP, in jellyfish 46 years ago, the Nobel Foundation said.
Green fluorescent protein (GFP) has revolutionised research in medicine and biology, enabling scientists to get a visual fix on how organs function, on the spread of disease and the response of infected cells to treatment, the Nobel jury said.
Students, using kits bought with the grant, will insert into bacteria the green fluorescent protein that makes jelly fish glow.
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