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aequorin


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A protein (196 aa), extracted from jellyfish Aequorea victoria, that emits light (emission peak 470 nm, blue) according to the calcium ion concentration. Calcium triggers the intramolecular oxidation of coelenterazine into coelenteramide with concomitant bio- luminescence. Related molecules are found in other coelenterates.

Subjects: Chemistry — Medicine and Health.


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