Labeling of a protein with fluorophores using maleimide derivitization

Jagpreet S. Nanda, Jon R. Lorsch

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Maleimide derivitization of a protein is an essential tool for putting probes such as fluorescent labels at different sites within a polypeptide chain. This allows one to better understand protein-protein or protein-nucleic acid interactions using various biophysical approaches such as fluorescence anisotropy and fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLaboratory Methods in Enzymology
Subtitle of host publicationProtein Part A
PublisherAcademic Press Inc.
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9780124200708
StatePublished - 2014

Publication series

NameMethods in Enzymology
ISSN (Print)0076-6879
ISSN (Electronic)1557-7988


  • Cysteines
  • Efficiency of labeling calculation
  • Fluorophores
  • Maleimide derivitization
  • Maleimide modification
  • Protein labeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology


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