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mCardinal is a basic (constitutively fluorescent) far red fluorescent protein published in 2014, derived from Entacmaea quadricolor. It is reported to be a rapidly-maturing monomer with moderate acid sensitivity.
Oligomerization Organism Molecular Weight Cofactor
Monomer Entacmaea quadricolor 27.5 kDa -

FPbase ID: 7EWEM


Ex λ Em λ EC (M-1 cm-1) QY Brightness pKa Maturation (min) Lifetime (ns)
604 659 87,000 0.19 16.53 5.3 27.0  

mCardinal OSER Measurements

% Normal Cells OSER/NE ratio Cell Type Reference
41.3 ± 3.6 (10000 cells) - HeLa Cranfill et al. (2016)
41.8 ± 5.1 (150 cells) - - Bajar et al. (2016)


t1/2 (s) Power Light Mode In Cell Fusion ˚C Reference
730.0   Chu et al. (2014)

mCardinal Sequence

mCardinal was derived from mNeptune2 with the following mutations: S28T/G41Q/S143T
amino acid numbers relative to eqFP578. show relative to mNeptune2

GenBank: AHL19967
IPG: 49083567


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