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DsRed2 Fluorescent Protein

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).

Anti-DsRed2 Antibody

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.

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  • DsRed2 excitation and emission maxima are 563 and 582 nm respectively
  • High solubility and low aggregation


  • Fusions—see the Subcellular Localization page for organelle-specific DsRed2 fluorescent protein vectors
  • Monitoring transfection efficiency
  • Protein localization studies
  • Multicolor experiments with AcGFP1 or other fluorescent proteins


  1. Matz, M. V., et al. (1999) Nature Biotech. 17(10):969–973. Fluorescent proteins from nonbioluminescent Anthozoa species.
  2. Haas, J., et al. (1996) Curr. Biol. 6(3):315–324. Codon usage limitation in the expression of HIV-1 envelope glycoprotein.

Additional Product Information

Please see the product's Certificate of Analysis for information about storage conditions, product components, and technical specifications. Please see the Kit Components List to determine kit components. Certificates of Analysis and Kit Components Lists are located under the Documents tab.


Cat. # Product Contents Size Price License Units Select
632404 pDsRed2 Vector 20 ug $589.00 License Statements *
632405 pDsRed2-1 Vector 20 ug $589.00 License Statements *
632406 pDsRed2-N1 Vector 20 ug $589.00 License Statements *
632407 pDsRed2-C1 Vector 20 ug $589.00 License Statements *
632408 pDsRed2-Nuc Vector 20 ug $589.00 License Statements *
632409 pDsRed2-ER Vector 20 ug $589.00 License Statements *
632418 pDsRed2-Peroxi Vector 20 ug $589.00 License Statements *
632419 pDsRed2-Bid Vector 20 ug $589.00 License Statements *
632420 pIRES2-DsRed2 Vector 20 ug $589.00 License Statements *
632421 pDsRed2-Mito Vector 20 ug $589.00 License Statements *
632436 rDsRed2 Protein 100 ug $351.00 License Statements
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