FBDB - Fluorescent Biosensor Database

A database of genetically encodable fluorescent biosensors

This Fluorescent Biosensor Database (FBDB) was originally created by Eric Greenwald at the University of California San Diego as a tool to organize information for a review genetically encodable fluorescent biosensors [Pubmed](please cite if you found this resource useful). Now this website was developed to be a community-editable resource to both help researchers find published tools to study cell signaling and aid in the development of new fluorescent biosensors.

Scope of the database

While there are numerous tools to study cellular dynamics with fluorescence (e.g. inorganic dyes), this database focuses (for the most part) on engineered, genetically encodable fluorescent biosensors. Additionally, numerous proteins have been tagged with fluorescent proteins in order to observe changes in their subcellular localization but these protein chimeras have also mostly been left out because their design is for the most part fairly straight forward.