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A Green Fluorescent Protein Containing a QFG Tri-Peptide Chromophore: Optical Properties and X-Ray Crystal Structure

  • Jion M. Battad equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Jion M. Battad, Daouda A. K. Traore

    Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, School of Biomedical Sciences, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia

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  • Daouda A. K. Traore equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Jion M. Battad, Daouda A. K. Traore

    Affiliation: The Structural Biology Unit, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, School of Biomedical Sciences, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia

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  • Emma Byres,

    Affiliation: The Structural Biology Unit, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, School of Biomedical Sciences, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia

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  • Jamie Rossjohn,

    Affiliation: The Structural Biology Unit, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, School of Biomedical Sciences, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia

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  • Rodney J. Devenish,

    Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, School of Biomedical Sciences, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia

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  • Seth Olsen,

    Affiliation: School of Mathematics and Physics, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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  • Matthew C. J. Wilce mail,

    Mark.Prescott@monash.edu (MP); Matthew.Wilce@monash.edu (MW)

    Affiliation: The Structural Biology Unit, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, School of Biomedical Sciences, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia

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  • Mark Prescott mail

    Mark.Prescott@monash.edu (MP); Matthew.Wilce@monash.edu (MW)

    Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, School of Biomedical Sciences, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia

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  • Published: October 10, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0047331

About the Authors

Jion M. Battad, Rodney J. Devenish, Mark Prescott
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, School of Biomedical Sciences, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
Daouda A. K. Traore, Emma Byres, Jamie Rossjohn, Matthew C. J. Wilce
The Structural Biology Unit, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, School of Biomedical Sciences, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
Seth Olsen
School of Mathematics and Physics, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JB MP SO DT. Performed the experiments: JB DT EB SO. Analyzed the data: JB DT MP EB JR MW SO. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MP JR MW. Wrote the paper: JB DT RD MW MP.