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Genetically-encoded fluorescent calcium sensor cDNA, G-CaMP8.

Catalog number RDB14611
Resource name G-CaMP8
Clone info. Genetically-encoded fluorescent calcium sensor cDNA. It encodes a fusion protein of EGFP, calmodulin, and the M13 peptide from myosin light chain kinase. G-CaMP8 is high-sensitivity and fast-responsivity calcium sensor that reliably monitor neural spikes with larger fluorescence signals and higher temporal resolution.
Expression was confirmed by the depositor with calcium imaging.
Vector backbone pEGFP-N1 (plasmid)
Size of vector backbone 4.7 kb
Selectable markers Kan^R (E. coli), Neo^r (mammalian cells).
Gene/insert name Rat Calm2 cDNA Chickin MLCK cDNA Aequorea victoria GFP cDNA
Reference of nucleotide sequence AKE44626.1 (DDBJ accession number)
Depositor Nakai, Junichi | Ohkura, Masamichi |
Other clones in our bank Rat Calm2 (KEGG orthology K02183) | Chickin MYLK (KEGG orthology K00907) | Aequorea victoria |

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Remarks ((Additional form)) GFP-A
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RDB14611 G-CaMP8 DNA solution

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original Ohkura, M., Genetically encoded green fluorescent Ca2+ indicators with improved detectability for neuronal Ca2+ signals. PLoS One 7 (12): e51286 (2012). PMID 23240011.
reference Pastrana, E., Calcium sensors reach new heights. Nat. Methods 10 (9): 824 (2013). PMID 24143827.