ALL meanings of aequorin

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  • noun aequorin a protein obtained from marine organisms that emits blue light in the presence of calcium ions and is used to detect these ions in living tissue 3
  • noun aequorin a bioluminescent protein extracted from certain jellyfish that emits light when in contact with calcium or strontium ions: used in research to detect and locate calcium 3
  • noun aequorin a protein, secreted by certain jellyfish, that produces a blue light upon binding with calcium. 1
  • noun aequorin (biochemistry) A photoprotein, isolated from luminescent jellyfish and other marine organisms, composed of two distinct units: the apoprotein apoaequorin and the prosthetic group coelenterazine. 0
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