Anaerobic expression of GFP?

Cornelius Krasel krasel at
Mon May 15 07:24:14 EST 2000

"Wolfgang Schechinger" <Wolfgang.Schechinger at> wrote:
> I'd like to express and His-tag purify GFP expressed preferably in 
> E. coli. But I need to prevent the formation of the chromophore wich 
> is formed by oxidation.
> Any ideas?

Mutation of one of the three amino acids that form the chromophore?
This should yield a non-fluorescent protein that most likely folds in
the same way than GFP.


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