DsRed2 retains the benefits typical of red fluorescent proteins, such as a high signal-to-noise ratio and distinct spectral properties for use in multicolor labeling experiments. DsRed2 is a variant of Discosoma sp. red fluorescent protein (drFP583; 1) with faster maturation and lower non-specific aggregation. The DsRed2 sequence contains a series of silent base pair changes corresponding to human codon usage preferences for high expression in mammalian cells (2).
DsRed2 fluorescent protein can be detected with the DsRed Monoclonal and Polyclonal Antibodies. Both of these antibodies recognize wild-type Discosoma sp. red fluorescent protein (DsRed) and its variants, including DsRed2. Visit the anti-DsRed2 Antibody page.
Recombinant DsRed2 fluorescent protein is also available.
DsRed sequence files can be found in the Documents tab below.