Does DsRed and EYFP work in plant?

Bao, Yiming ybao at noble.org
Thu Nov 9 12:24:59 EST 2000


I fused the DsRed to a nuclei localization protein.  In tobacco cells, the
transiently expressed fusion protein also forms huge aggregates in addition
to its normal nuclei localization.

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gert-Jan de Boer [mailto:geejay at andrew2.stanford.edu]
> Sent: Wednesday, November 08, 2000 9:50 PM
> To: fluorpro at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk
> Subject: Re: Does DsRed and EYFP work in plant?
> 
> 
> In article <4.2.0.58.20001108134756.00a86860 at mail.sci.univr.it>, 
> portaluppi at sci.univr.it (Paolo Portaluppi) wrote:
> 
> > Hello.
> > I'm planning to express DsRed and EYFP in Arabidopsis thaliana 
> > protoplast. 
> > I use currently the fluorescent proteins available at AIMS 
> that, I know, 
> > were optimized for plant expression. Does anybody know if  
> DsRed and EYFP 
> > are expressed without problems in plant systems?
> > Thanks
> > 
> > 
> > ---
> 
> We've tried to express some ER markers fused to DsRED 
> (transiently) in 
> onion cells. We got cells that expressed the DsRED fusions but all we 
> could see were aggregates (inclusion bodies). I haven't tried 
> any other 
> markers so far. Actually I have given up on the DsRED. EYFP expresses 
> fine both in transient systems as well as in the plant. However, some 
> people in the lab complain that the YFP is also more likely to form 
> aggregates in lines where the protein is expressed at high levels. I 
> haven't had much problems sofar but if you are making stable 
> transgenics 
> it shouldn't be a problem since you will get a range of expression 
> levels anyway.
> Good luck
> G-J
> 
> 


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