aequorin


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aequorin

[′ē·kwə‚rin]
(biochemistry)
A bioluminescent protein that is produced by jellyfish of the genus Aequorea and emits light in the presence of calcium or strontium.
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Chemical and physical properties of aequorin and the green fluorescent protein isolated from Aequorea forskalea.
Aequorin technology, based on a naturally occurring photoprotein, generates large, luminescent signals that result in higher quality data, while reducing the number of false positives in high throughput and ultra-high throughput screening environments.
Aequorin glows blue when calcium ions bind to it, but it's more than just a pretty protein.
One of the reasons that we're pursuing a modified Tetra is that we find that the current suppliers of readers for aequorin don't have the preferred features that our customers want.
2+]-sensitive luminescent reporter, aequorin, and a custom-designed photon imaging microscope (PIM), we have started to re-investigate the patterns and possible functions of the blastula period [Ca.
2+]-sensitive luminescent reporter, aequorin, and using a custom-designed photon-imaging microscope to continually visualize the [Ca.
Since his discovery of aequorin 40 years ago, Shimomura's life's work has been devoted to shedding light on luminescence--a complex chemical reaction within an organism's cells that results in the release of energy in the form of light instead of heat.
Aequorin is a unique protein that contains a high level of energy for light emission in the molecule, and its structure has been the target of many studies in the past.