If you found this resource useful please see and cite the accompanying review paper which it was created for:
  • Greenwald E.C., Mehta S., Zhang J. "Genetically Encoded Fluorescent Biosensors Illuminate the Spatiotemporal Regulation of Signaling Networks" Chemical Reviews Epub ahead of print doi: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.8b00333 [Pubmed]
Additional references:
  • Newman R.H., Fosbrink M.D., Zhang J. "Genetically encodable fluorescent biosensors for tracking signaling dynamics in living cells." Chemical Reviews 2011 May 11;111(5):3614-66. doi: 10.1021/cr100002u [Pubmed]
  • Mehta S. and Zhang J. "Illuminating the Cell’s Biochemical Activity Architecture" Biochemistry 2017 Oct 3;56(39):5210-5213. doi: 10.1021/acs.biochem.7b00561 [Pubmed]

Fluorescent Proteins

At the core of genetically encodable fluorescent proteins are the fluorescent proteins themselves, and over the years the diversity of the fluorescent proteins available has exploded. A similar community-editable database of fluorescent proteins and their properties can be found at
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