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luciferin

(lo͞o-sĭf′ər-ĭn)
n.
A chemical substance present in the cells of bioluminescent organisms, such as fireflies, that produces an almost heatless, bluish-green light when oxidized under the catalytic effects of luciferase and ATP.

luciferin

A class of light-emitting biological pigments that serve as substrate for luciferase (EC 1.13.12.7) in bioluminescence studies.

Sources of luciferin
Firefly, snail, bacteria, coelenterazine, dinoflagellates and deep sea fish (vargulin).

luciferin

a compound which, when acted upon by the enzyme LUCIF ERASE, gives rise to BIOLUMINESCENCE in, for example, fire-flies, glow-worms, some coelenterates and some deep-sea fish.

luciferin

(loosif´ərin),
n a chemical substance present in certain luminous organisms that, when acted upon by the enzyme luciferase, produces a glow called
bioluminescence.
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The PLGA particles gradually release luciferin, which then enters the plant cells, where luciferase performs the chemical reaction that makes luciferin glow.
Unlike the other luciferins, fungal luciferin is compatible with plant biochemistry, and I hope that this will eventually allow the creation of an autonomously luminescent plant, one that would not require the external addition of luciferin, but would be able to biosynthesise by itself," Yampolsky added.
i](t) is the luciferin of glowworm i at time t, [rho] is the luciferin decay constant (0 < [rho] < 1), y represents the luciferin enhancement constant, and [J.
Upon injection of the substrate, luciferin, light is emitted as a result of a chemical reaction involving luciferase, luciferin, oxygen and ATP.
When oxygen and luciferin combine in the presence of luciferase and ATP, a chemical reaction occurs and energy is released in the form of light.
More specifically, the flickering signals of the firefly results from a substance called luciferin, which in the presence of oxygen and ATP, is catalyzed by an enzyme called luciferase, thereby releasing the extra energy as radiated light (Encyclopedia Britannica.
Like this Argyropelecus pacificus they have luminescent organs (photophores) that produce light by chemical processes (the oxidization of luciferin by luciferinase).
To investigate the effects of the Pit-1 deletions, several different regions of the Pit-1 gene will be deleted and transfected into rat pituitary cells with a prolactin promoter attached to a luciferin protein to allow for easy detection.
The firefly genes enable cells to make an enzyme called luciferase, which emits a pale yellowish green light when combined with a similarly named substance, luciferin.
com/science/mushroom) Mushrooms &nbsp;have their own luciferin fueling their glow.
Glowworm Swarm Optimization [18-23] proposed by Krishnanand and Ghose imitates the behavior that a glowworm carries a luminescence quantity called luciferin along with itself to exchange information with companions.