The structure of the chromophore within DsRed, a red fluorescent protein from coral

Gross La, Baird Gs, Hoffman Rc, Baldridge Kk, Tsien Ry

(2000). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 97(22) , 11990-11995. doi: 10.1073/pnas.97.22.11990. Article   Pubmed

    Secondary Proteins:
  1. DsRed
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The red chromophore of DsRed results from the autonomous multi-step post-translational modification of residues Gln66, Tyr67 and Gly68 into an imidazolidinone heterocycle with p-hydroxybenzylidene and acylimine substituents.