energy source for GFP

Paul Kitts paulki at clontech.com
Tue Jan 9 16:51:55 EST 1996

wklimke at gpu.srv.ualberta.ca (William Klimke) wrote:
> Does GFP require an extraneous energy source to function, and if so, can this 
> energy source (I'm assuming that it's ATP) be supplied for example in the 
> media, or does it need to be supplied by the cell. 

The beauty of GFP is it does not need a biochemical source of energy.
It is fluorescent, i.e it absorbs the exciting light and reemits it 
at a longer wavelength.

! Paul Kitts                                                !
! CLONTECH Laboratories, Inc.                               !
! 1020 East Meadow Circle       Email: pakitts at clontech.com !
! Palo Alto                     Phone: 415 424 8222 x1463   !
! CA 94303-4230, U.S.A.         Fax:   415 424 1064         !

More information about the Fluorpro mailing list

Send comments to us at biosci-help [At] net.bio.net