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Protein caught in the act

PostPosted: June 6th, 2009, 1:13 am
by wolfhnd
Researchers have developed a new way to see where the molecules are active

PROTEIN ILLUMINATED. A bioprobe to lights up the activity of a Cdc42 protein in the nervous system of a developing fruit fly embryo. The technique allows researchers to see exactly where and when the protein is active. IMAGE: Science/AAAS

Researchers have illuminated a once-hidden developmental process. A fluorescent signal pinpoints the activity of a protein in fruit flies, allowing researchers to see exactly when and where this protein does its job.

http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic ... in_the_act

Re: Protein caught in the act

PostPosted: June 6th, 2009, 1:11 pm
by BioWizard
That's pretty damn swanky. I doubt it can be generalized to other proteins though, though I'll have to read the paper to know for sure.