Label for Dronpa

Protein: Dronpa

Artist: Thi Nguyen

A careful balance between dark and light, dronpa can switch from a “bright” state and a “dark” state by switching the wavelength of light that is focused on it. It is named after a fusion of the Ninja term for vanishing, dron, and photoactivation, pa. This lovely protein fluoresces with exposure to irradiation to 400nm of light but returns to a nonfluorescent state with 480nm of light.

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