Codon-optimized DsRed fluorescent protein for use in Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Codon-optimized DsRed fluorescent protein for use in Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Publication date: Oct 01, 2018

We have previously codon-optimized a number of red fluorescent proteins for use in Mycobacterium tuberculosis (mCherry, tdTomato, Turbo-635). We aimed to expand this repertoire to include DsRed, another widely used and flexible red fluorescent protein.

We generated expression constructs with a full length DsRed under the control of one of three strong, constitutive promoters (P, P or P) for use in mycobacteria. We confirmed that full length DsRed (225 amino acids) was expressed and fluoresced brightly. In contrast to mCherry, truncated versions of DsRed lacking several amino acids at the N-terminus were not functional. Thus, we have expanded the repertoire of optimized fluorescent proteins for mycobacteria.

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Carroll, P., Muwanguzi-Karugaba, J., and Parish, T. Codon-optimized DsRed fluorescent protein for use in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. 00583. 2018 BMC Res Notes (11):1.



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