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Maya Panchal Professor Yelena Shifman Biochemistry rd th October 3 November 7 , 2016 Purification of Red Fluorescent Protein mCherry Objective To study and practice a variety of methods used to purify a protein. Background All known fluorescent proteins are derived from jellyfish and corals, one such protein is mCherry. Fluorescent proteins contain a rigid structure, with a center containing a protein called chromophore, which absorbs light. The amino acids composing the chromophore and the external chemical environment impact the spectroscopic properties of the protein as a whole. Several techniques can be utilized to extract and purify this protein. These include lysis by sonication, ammonium sulfate precipitation,