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pRainBow optical barcoding library

By Andries Zijlstra

Vanderbilt University

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Note: this is a work in progress.


About: pRainBow is a library of lentiviral vectors designed to allow for fluorescent labeling of cells with one of 7 distinct fluorescent proteins.




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Good global references for fluorescent proteins:


  • Stepanenko, O. V., Verkhusha, V. V., Kuznetsova, I. M., Uversky, V. N. and Turoverov, K. K. (2008). Fluorescent proteins as biomarkers and biosensors: throwing color lights on molecular and cellular processes. Curr. Protein Pept. Sci. 9, 338–369.
  • Strack, R. L., Strongin, D. E., Mets, L., Glick, B. S. and Keenan, R. J. (2010). Chromophore formation in DsRed occurs by a branched pathway. J Am Chem Soc 132, 8496–8505.
  • Wu, B., Piatkevich, K. D., Lionnet, T., Singer, R. H. and Verkhusha, V. V. (2011). Modern fluorescent proteins and imaging technologies to study gene expression, nuclear localization, and dynamics. Curr Opin Cell Biol 23, 310–317.

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  • Andries Zijlstra (2014), "pRainBow optical barcoding library,"

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