A convenient assay for monitoring nuclear localization signal-mediated nuclear import of green fluorescent protein (GFP)-variant fusion proteins has been developed. This modified assay relies upon indirect immunofluorescence microscopy for visualization of transported substrates. The use of GFP-variant fusion proteins allows for the rapid assessment of optimal digitonin concentration and permits nuclear import to be monitored with minimal sample preparation in real time.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology