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  • Autophagy indicator
    • Chaperone mediated autophagy activity by the GAPDH-HT indicator by Dr. Takahiro Seki’s lab as well as fluorescent protein probes of LC3B accumulation developed by Dr. Noboru Mizushima’s lab, Dr. Itaru Hamachi’s lab and Dr. Keiji Kimura’s lab are available.
  • Sphingolipid marker
    • Lipid rafts are small lipid domains on the cell membrane and are thought to play an important role in signal transduction, endocytosis and more. We provide fluorescent probes for sphingomyelin and cholesterol lipid domains.
    • Nakanori: sphingomyelin and cholesterol lipid domain (lipid raft)
    • D4 toxin: cholesterol rich domain
    • lysenin: sphingomyelin
  • Calcium-ion sensor
    • Fluorescent protein-based Ca2+ sensors, G-CaMPs, Yellow Cameleons and Pericams developed by Dr. Jin-ichi Nakai’s lab and Dr. Atsushi Miyawaki’s lab, which are composed with calmodulin, fluorescent protein and M13 peptide (CaM binding domain of myosin light chain kinase), are designated to visualize intracellular [Ca2+] dynamics.
    • G-CaMP
    • Pericam
    • Yellow Cameleon
  • Protein concentration in cells
    • GimRET
  • pH sensor
    • Sea cactus GFP: Dual-color-emitting green fluorescent protein used as pH indicators from the sea cactus Cavernularia obesa developed by Dr. Katsunori Ogoh of the Olympus corporation.
  • Cell cycle indicator Fucci
    • To monitor cell cycle progression in living cells, cell cycle indicator Fucci probes deveoped by Dr. Atsushi Miyawaki’s lab are available.
  • Notch signaling reporter
    • The pRBS-EGFP and RBP-J-Venus expression clones deposited by Dr. Makoto Mark Taketo and Dr. Kenji Tanigaki, respectively, allow you monitoring the state of activation of the Notch signaling by fluorescence in living cells.
  • Epigenetics reporter
    • Visualization of histone acetylation: The Histac fluorescent probes deposited by Dr. Kazuki Sasaki allow you monitoring the state of activity of acetylation of histone H4 by fluorescence in living cells.
    • Visualization of methylated DNA: The EGFP-MBD-nls protein recognizes the methylated DNA and you can follow status of the DNA methylation in situ under physiological conditions using the pEGFP-MBD-nls expression clone.
  • Melanosome marker
    • M-INK, a novel tool for tagging the mature melanosomes
  • Organelle marker
  • Sensor, Indicator
  • Knock in markers with CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing
    • As a part of Auxin Inducible Degron (AID) System clones, Dr. Masato Kanemaki provides a series of knock-in fluorescent and selection markers with CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing.

Mammalian cell

E. coli

Thermus thermophilus HB8

Schizosaccharomyces pombe

Saccharomyces cerevisiae

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