Aequorin meaning

ē-kwôrĭn, ē-kwŏr-
A protein secreted by certain jellyfish that interacts with seawater to produce bioluminescent light.
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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.
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A protein secreted by certain bioluminescent jellyfish, used as a reagent in molecular biology to detect calcium concentrations inside cells.
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(biochemistry) A photoprotein, isolated from luminescent jellyfish and other marine organisms, composed of two distinct units: the apoprotein apoaequorin and the prosthetic group coelenterazine.
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Origin of aequorin

  • New Latin Aequorea jellyfish genus (from Latin aequoreus of the sea) (from aequor smooth surface) (from aequus smooth) –in

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Aequorea +‎ -in

    From Wiktionary