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ae·quo·rin

(ē'kwō-rin),
A luminescent protein isolated from the jellyfish Aequorea that emits blue light in the presence of even minute amounts of calcium ion; injected intracellularly, it is used to measure free calcium ion transients within cells.
See also: fura-2, quin-2.
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aequorin

(ē-kwôr′ĭn, ē-kwŏr′-)
n.
A protein secreted by certain bioluminescent jellyfish, used as a reagent in molecular biology to detect calcium concentrations inside cells.
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ae·quo·rin

(ē-kwōr'in)
A luminescent protein isolated from the jellyfish Aequorea, which emits blue light in the presence of even minute amounts of calcium ion; injected intracellularly, it is used to measure free calcium ion transients within cells.
See also: fura-2
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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