Glowing jellyfish, luminescence and a molecule called coelentrazine

Jones, Keith, Hibbert, Frank and Keenan, Martine (1999) Glowing jellyfish, luminescence and a molecule called coelentrazine. Trends in Biotechnology, 17(12), pp. 477-481. ISSN (print) 0167-7799

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Luminescence has assumed an important role in analytical biochemistry and molecular biology as an extremely sensitive method for determining the concentration of specific ions and molecules. The luminescent system of the jellyfish Aequorea victoria consists of the photoprotein aequorin, which contains the molecule coelenterazine as a prosthetic group and shows considerable potential in this area.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This work was supported by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.
Uncontrolled Keywords: superoxide, photoprotein aequorin, chemiluminescent probe, endoplasmic-reticulum, recombinant aequorin, superoxide anion, functional part, calcium, bioluminescence, analogs, mechanism
Research Area: Chemistry
Biological sciences
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Science (until 2011) > School of Pharmacy and Chemistry
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Depositing User: Kim Forbes
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2008
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2011 13:23

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