Michael B Elowitz

Title(s)Assistant Adjunct Professor, Biological Chemistry
Address760 Westwood Plaza 337
Los Angeles CA 90024
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    Dynamics of chromosome organization and chromatin states in single cells
    NIH U01DK127420Sep 19, 2020 - Jun 30, 2025
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Cell targeting with synthetic sense-and-respond protease circuits
    NIH R01EB030015Sep 1, 2020 - May 31, 2024
    Role: Principal Investigator
    MEMOIR: Recording, and in situ readout of cell lineage and transcriptional history
    NIH R01MH116508Sep 20, 2017 - Jun 30, 2022
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Deciphering the Dynamic Notch Signaling Code
    NIH R01HD075335Sep 26, 2012 - Jun 30, 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Genetic Interactions and Synthetic Population Biology
    NIH R01GM086793Sep 1, 2010 - Jun 30, 2015
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Stochastic Pulsing in Microbial Regulation and Differentiation
    NIH R01GM079771Feb 1, 2007 - Jun 30, 2017
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Publisher Correction: In situ readout of DNA barcodes and single base edits facilitated by in vitro transcription. Nat Biotechnol. 2020 Feb; 38(2):245. Askary A, Sanchez-Guardado L, Linton JM, Chadly DM, Budde MW, Cai L, Lois C, Elowitz MB. PMID: 31988471.
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    2. In situ readout of DNA barcodes and single base edits facilitated by in vitro transcription. Nat Biotechnol. 2020 01; 38(1):66-75. Askary A, Sanchez-Guardado L, Linton JM, Chadly DM, Budde MW, Cai L, Lois C, Elowitz MB. PMID: 31740838.
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    3. Communication codes in developmental signaling pathways. Development. 2019 06 27; 146(12). Li P, Elowitz MB. PMID: 31249008.
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    4. Constitutive splicing and economies of scale in gene expression. Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2019 06; 26(6):424-432. Ding F, Elowitz MB. PMID: 31133700.
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    5. Cis-activation in the Notch signaling pathway. Elife. 2019 01 10; 8. Nandagopal N, Santat LA, Elowitz MB. PMID: 30628888.
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    6. A stochastic epigenetic switch controls the dynamics of T-cell lineage commitment. Elife. 2018 11 20; 7. Ng KK, Yui MA, Mehta A, Siu S, Irwin B, Pease S, Hirose S, Elowitz MB, Rothenberg EV, Kueh HY. PMID: 30457103.
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    7. Self-Amplifying Pulsatile Protein Dynamics without Positive Feedback. Cell Syst. 2018 10 24; 7(4):453-462.e1. Martinez-Corral R, Raimundez E, Lin Y, Elowitz MB, Garcia-Ojalvo J. PMID: 30316816.
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    8. Programmable protein circuits in living cells. Science. 2018 09 21; 361(6408):1252-1258. Gao XJ, Chong LS, Kim MS, Elowitz MB. PMID: 30237357.
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    9. Metabolic interactions between dynamic bacterial subpopulations. Elife. 2018 05 29; 7. Rosenthal AZ, Qi Y, Hormoz S, Park J, Li SH, Elowitz MB. PMID: 29809139.
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    10. Morphogen gradient reconstitution reveals Hedgehog pathway design principles. Science. 2018 05 04; 360(6388):543-548. Li P, Markson JS, Wang S, Chen S, Vachharajani V, Elowitz MB. PMID: 29622726.
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    11. Molecular Time Sharing through Dynamic Pulsing in Single Cells. Cell Syst. 2018 Feb 28; 6(2):216-229.e15. Park J, Dies M, Lin Y, Hormoz S, Smith-Unna SE, Quinodoz S, Hernández-Jiménez MJ, Garcia-Ojalvo J, Locke JCW, Elowitz MB. PMID: 29454936.
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    12. Dynamic Ligand Discrimination in the Notch Signaling Pathway. Cell. 2018 02 08; 172(4):869-880.e19. Nandagopal N, Santat LA, LeBon L, Sprinzak D, Bronner ME, Elowitz MB. PMID: 29398116.
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    13. Combinatorial Signal Perception in the BMP Pathway. Cell. 2017 Sep 07; 170(6):1184-1196.e24. Antebi YE, Linton JM, Klumpe H, Bintu B, Gong M, Su C, McCardell R, Elowitz MB. PMID: 28886385.
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    14. Challenges and emerging directions in single-cell analysis. Genome Biol. 2017 05 08; 18(1):84. Yuan GC, Cai L, Elowitz M, Enver T, Fan G, Guo G, Irizarry R, Kharchenko P, Kim J, Orkin S, Quackenbush J, Saadatpour A, Schroeder T, Shivdasani R, Tirosh I. PMID: 28482897.
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    15. An operational view of intercellular signaling pathways. Curr Opin Syst Biol. 2017 Feb; 1:16-24. Antebi YE, Nandagopal N, Elowitz MB. PMID: 29104946.
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    16. Inferring Cell-State Transition Dynamics from Lineage Trees and Endpoint Single-Cell Measurements. Cell Syst. 2016 11 23; 3(5):419-433.e8. Hormoz S, Singer ZS, Linton JM, Antebi YE, Shraiman BI, Elowitz MB. PMID: 27883889.
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    17. Synthetic recording and in situ readout of lineage information in single cells. Nature. 2017 01 05; 541(7635):107-111. Frieda KL, Linton JM, Hormoz S, Choi J, Chow KK, Singer ZS, Budde MW, Elowitz MB, Cai L. PMID: 27869821.
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    18. Synthetic biology: Precision timing in a cell. Nature. 2016 10 27; 538(7626):462-463. Gao XJ, Elowitz MB. PMID: 27732579.
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    19. Asynchronous combinatorial action of four regulatory factors activates Bcl11b for T cell commitment. Nat Immunol. 2016 08; 17(8):956-65. Kueh HY, Yui MA, Ng KK, Pease SS, Zhang JA, Damle SS, Freedman G, Siu S, Bernstein ID, Elowitz MB, Rothenberg EV. PMID: 27376470.
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    20. Central Dogma Goes Digital. Mol Cell. 2016 Mar 17; 61(6):791-2. Lin Y, Elowitz MB. PMID: 26990983.
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    21. Dynamics of epigenetic regulation at the single-cell level. Science. 2016 Feb 12; 351(6274):720-4. Bintu L, Yong J, Antebi YE, McCue K, Kazuki Y, Uno N, Oshimura M, Elowitz MB. PMID: 26912859.
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    22. Combinatorial gene regulation by modulation of relative pulse timing. Nature. 2015 Nov 05; 527(7576):54-8. Lin Y, Sohn CH, Dalal CK, Cai L, Elowitz MB. PMID: 26466562.
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    23. Single-cell transcriptome analysis reveals dynamic changes in lncRNA expression during reprogramming. Cell Stem Cell. 2015 Jan 08; 16(1):88-101. Kim DH, Marinov GK, Pepke S, Singer ZS, He P, Williams B, Schroth GP, Elowitz MB, Wold BJ. PMID: 25575081.
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    24. Synthetic biology of multicellular systems: new platforms and applications for animal cells and organisms. ACS Synth Biol. 2014 Dec 19; 3(12):875-6. Markson JS, Elowitz MB. PMID: 25524091.
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    25. Polyphasic feedback enables tunable cellular timers. Curr Biol. 2014 Oct 20; 24(20):R994-5. Levine JH, Elowitz MB. PMID: 25442853.
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    26. Fringe proteins modulate Notch-ligand cis and trans interactions to specify signaling states. Elife. 2014 Sep 25; 3:e02950. LeBon L, Lee TV, Sprinzak D, Jafar-Nejad H, Elowitz MB. PMID: 25255098.
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    27. Pulsatile dynamics in the yeast proteome. Curr Biol. 2014 Sep 22; 24(18):2189-2194. Dalal CK, Cai L, Lin Y, Rahbar K, Elowitz MB. PMID: 25220054.
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    28. Dynamic heterogeneity and DNA methylation in embryonic stem cells. Mol Cell. 2014 Jul 17; 55(2):319-31. Singer ZS, Yong J, Tischler J, Hackett JA, Altinok A, Surani MA, Cai L, Elowitz MB. PMID: 25038413.
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    29. Brf1 posttranscriptionally regulates pluripotency and differentiation responses downstream of Erk MAP kinase. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Apr 29; 111(17):E1740-8. Tan FE, Elowitz MB. PMID: 24733888.
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    30. Realizing the potential of synthetic biology. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2014 04; 15(4):289-94. Church GM, Elowitz MB, Smolke CD, Voigt CA, Weiss R. PMID: 24622617.
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    31. Functional roles of pulsing in genetic circuits. Science. 2013 Dec 06; 342(6163):1193-200. Levine JH, Lin Y, Elowitz MB. PMID: 24311681.
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    32. Positive feedback between PU.1 and the cell cycle controls myeloid differentiation. Science. 2013 Aug 09; 341(6146):670-3. Kueh HY, Champhekar A, Champhekhar A, Nutt SL, Elowitz MB, Rothenberg EV. PMID: 23868921.
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    33. Rate of environmental change determines stress response specificity. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Mar 05; 110(10):4140-5. Young JW, Locke JC, Elowitz MB. PMID: 23407164.
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    34. Pulsed feedback defers cellular differentiation. PLoS Biol. 2012 Jan; 10(1):e1001252. Levine JH, Fontes ME, Dworkin J, Elowitz MB. PMID: 22303282.
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    35. Following evolution of bacterial antibiotic resistance in real time. Nat Genet. 2011 Dec 27; 44(1):11-3. Rosenthal AZ, Elowitz MB. PMID: 22200772.
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    36. Measuring single-cell gene expression dynamics in bacteria using fluorescence time-lapse microscopy. Nat Protoc. 2011 Dec 15; 7(1):80-8. Young JW, Locke JC, Altinok A, Rosenfeld N, Bacarian T, Swain PS, Mjolsness E, Elowitz MB. PMID: 22179594.
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    37. Stochastic pulse regulation in bacterial stress response. Science. 2011 Oct 21; 334(6054):366-9. Locke JC, Young JW, Fontes M, Hernández Jiménez MJ, Elowitz MB. PMID: 21979936.
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    38. The ePetri dish, an on-chip cell imaging platform based on subpixel perspective sweeping microscopy (SPSM). Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Oct 11; 108(41):16889-94. Zheng G, Lee SA, Antebi Y, Elowitz MB, Yang C. PMID: 21969539.
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    39. Dynamical consequences of bandpass feedback loops in a bacterial phosphorelay. PLoS One. 2011; 6(9):e25102. Sen S, Garcia-Ojalvo J, Elowitz MB. PMID: 21980382.
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    40. Synthetic biology: integrated gene circuits. Science. 2011 Sep 02; 333(6047):1244-8. Nandagopal N, Elowitz MB. PMID: 21885772.
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    41. Mutual inactivation of Notch receptors and ligands facilitates developmental patterning. PLoS Comput Biol. 2011 Jun; 7(6):e1002069. Sprinzak D, Lakhanpal A, LeBon L, Garcia-Ojalvo J, Elowitz MB. PMID: 21695234.
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    42. Mixed messages: how bacteria resolve conflicting signals. Mol Cell. 2011 May 20; 42(4):405-6. Young JW, Elowitz MB. PMID: 21596304.
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    43. Build life to understand it. Nature. 2010 Dec 16; 468(7326):889-90. Elowitz M, Lim WA. PMID: 21164460.
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    44. A general mechanism for network-dosage compensation in gene circuits. Science. 2010 Sep 24; 329(5999):1656-60. Acar M, Pando BF, Arnold FH, Elowitz MB, van Oudenaarden A. PMID: 20929850.
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    45. Functional roles for noise in genetic circuits. Nature. 2010 Sep 09; 467(7312):167-73. Eldar A, Elowitz MB. PMID: 20829787.
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    46. A synthetic three-color scaffold for monitoring genetic regulation and noise. J Biol Eng. 2010 Jul 21; 4:10. Cox RS, Dunlop MJ, Elowitz MB. PMID: 20646328.
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    47. Cis-interactions between Notch and Delta generate mutually exclusive signalling states. Nature. 2010 May 06; 465(7294):86-90. Sprinzak D, Lakhanpal A, Lebon L, Santat LA, Fontes ME, Anderson GA, Garcia-Ojalvo J, Elowitz MB. PMID: 20418862.
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    48. Architecture-dependent noise discriminates functionally analogous differentiation circuits. Cell. 2009 Oct 30; 139(3):512-22. Cagatay T, Turcotte M, Elowitz MB, Garcia-Ojalvo J, Süel GM. PMID: 19853288.
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    49. Partial penetrance facilitates developmental evolution in bacteria. Nature. 2009 Jul 23; 460(7254):510-4. Eldar A, Chary VK, Xenopoulos P, Fontes ME, Losón OC, Dworkin J, Piggot PJ, Elowitz MB. PMID: 19578359.
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    50. Using movies to analyse gene circuit dynamics in single cells. Nat Rev Microbiol. 2009 May; 7(5):383-92. Locke JC, Elowitz MB. PMID: 19369953.
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    51. Regulatory activity revealed by dynamic correlations in gene expression noise. Nat Genet. 2008 Dec; 40(12):1493-8. Dunlop MJ, Cox RS, Levine JH, Murray RM, Elowitz MB. PMID: 19029898.
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    52. Frequency-modulated nuclear localization bursts coordinate gene regulation. Nature. 2008 Sep 25; 455(7212):485-90. Cai L, Dalal CK, Elowitz MB. PMID: 18818649.
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    53. The evolutionary dynamics of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae protein interaction network after duplication. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Jan 22; 105(3):950-4. Presser A, Elowitz MB, Kellis M, Kishony R. PMID: 18199840.
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    54. Accurate prediction of gene feedback circuit behavior from component properties. Mol Syst Biol. 2007; 3:143. Rosenfeld N, Young JW, Alon U, Swain PS, Elowitz MB. PMID: 18004276.
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    55. Programming gene expression with combinatorial promoters. Mol Syst Biol. 2007; 3:145. Cox RS, Surette MG, Elowitz MB. PMID: 18004278.
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    56. Tunability and noise dependence in differentiation dynamics. Science. 2007 Mar 23; 315(5819):1716-9. Süel GM, Kulkarni RP, Dworkin J, Garcia-Ojalvo J, Elowitz MB. PMID: 17379809.
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    57. A fluctuation method to quantify in vivo fluorescence data. Biophys J. 2006 Jul 15; 91(2):759-66. Rosenfeld N, Perkins TJ, Alon U, Elowitz MB, Swain PS. PMID: 16648159.
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    58. An excitable gene regulatory circuit induces transient cellular differentiation. Nature. 2006 Mar 23; 440(7083):545-50. Süel GM, Garcia-Ojalvo J, Liberman LM, Elowitz MB. PMID: 16554821.
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    59. Reconstruction of genetic circuits. Nature. 2005 Nov 24; 438(7067):443-8. Sprinzak D, Elowitz MB. PMID: 16306982.
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    60. Systems biology: deviations in mating. Nature. 2005 Sep 29; 437(7059):631-2. Eldar A, Elowitz M. PMID: 16193031.
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    61. Gene regulation at the single-cell level. Science. 2005 Mar 25; 307(5717):1962-5. Rosenfeld N, Young JW, Alon U, Swain PS, Elowitz MB. PMID: 15790856.
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    62. Modeling a synthetic multicellular clock: repressilators coupled by quorum sensing. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2004 Jul 27; 101(30):10955-60. Garcia-Ojalvo J, Elowitz MB, Strogatz SH. PMID: 15256602.
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    63. Dynamics of the p53-Mdm2 feedback loop in individual cells. Nat Genet. 2004 Feb; 36(2):147-50. Lahav G, Rosenfeld N, Sigal A, Geva-Zatorsky N, Levine AJ, Elowitz MB, Alon U. PMID: 14730303.
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    64. The presence of p53 mutations in human osteosarcomas correlates with high levels of genomic instability. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2003 Sep 30; 100(20):11547-52. Overholtzer M, Rao PH, Favis R, Lu XY, Elowitz MB, Barany F, Ladanyi M, Gorlick R, Levine AJ. PMID: 12972634.
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    65. Negative autoregulation speeds the response times of transcription networks. J Mol Biol. 2002 Nov 08; 323(5):785-93. Rosenfeld N, Elowitz MB, Alon U. PMID: 12417193.
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    66. Intrinsic and extrinsic contributions to stochasticity in gene expression. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2002 Oct 01; 99(20):12795-800. Swain PS, Elowitz MB, Siggia ED. PMID: 12237400.
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    67. Stochastic gene expression in a single cell. Science. 2002 Aug 16; 297(5584):1183-6. Elowitz MB, Levine AJ, Siggia ED, Swain PS. PMID: 12183631.
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    68. Combinatorial synthesis of genetic networks. Science. 2002 May 24; 296(5572):1466-70. Guet CC, Elowitz MB, Hsing W, Leibler S. PMID: 12029133.
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    69. A synthetic oscillatory network of transcriptional regulators. Nature. 2000 Jan 20; 403(6767):335-8. Elowitz MB, Leibler S. PMID: 10659856.
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    70. Protein mobility in the cytoplasm of Escherichia coli. J Bacteriol. 1999 Jan; 181(1):197-203. Elowitz MB, Surette MG, Wolf PE, Stock JB, Leibler S. PMID: 9864330.
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    71. Chromophore-assisted light inactivation and self-organization of microtubules and motors. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1998 Apr 14; 95(8):4293-8. Surrey T, Elowitz MB, Wolf PE, Yang F, Nédélec F, Shokat K, Leibler S. PMID: 9539730.
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    72. Photoactivation turns green fluorescent protein red. Curr Biol. 1997 Oct 01; 7(10):809-12. Elowitz MB, Surette MG, Wolf PE, Stock J, Leibler S. PMID: 9368766.
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