Chemists from the MSU have explained the origin of the green fluorescence
The members of the Faculty of Chemistry of the Lomonosov Moscow State University in cooperation with Danish molecular physicists have revealed the mechanism, determining the sensitivity of the green fluorescent protein to light exposure. The scientists have proved that an isolated chromophore group is capable of emitting light outside the protein environment, while the protein function is to enhance its fluorescent properties. The research has been funded by the Russian Science Foundation and the Villum Foundation, and the results are published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.
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