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Investigations into the complex photophysical properties of fluorescent protein variants have led to the generation of chromophores that must be activated to either initiate fluorescence emission from a quiescent state (photoactivation) or to be optically converted from one fluorescence emission bandwidth to another (photoconversion). These proteins are emerging as a powerful new class of probes, ideal for the investigation of protein dynamics in live-cell imaging. Perhaps more appropriately termed molecular or optical highlighters, photoactivatable or photoconvertible fluorescent proteins can be used in the direct and controlled highlighting of distinct molecular pools within the cell.

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