A sensor for quantification of macromolecular crowding in living cells

Arnold J. Boersma*, Inge S. Zuhorn, Bert Poolman

*Corresponding author voor dit werk

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Macromolecular crowding in cells influences processes such as folding, association and diffusion of proteins and polynucleic acids. Direct spatiotemporal readout of crowding would be a powerful approach for unraveling the structure of the cytoplasm and determining the impact of excluded volume on protein function in living cells. Here, we introduce a genetically encodable fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) sensor for quantifying macromolecular crowding and discuss our application of the sensor in bacterial and mammalian cells.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)227-229
Aantal pagina's3
TijdschriftNature Methods
Nummer van het tijdschrift3
StatusPublished - mrt.-2015


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