Crystalline luciferin from a luminescent fish, Parapriacanthus beryciformes.

@article{Johnson1961CrystallineLF,
  title={Crystalline luciferin from a luminescent fish, Parapriacanthus beryciformes.},
  author={F. H. Johnson and N. Sugiyama and O. Shimomura and Y. Saiga and Y. Haneda},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1961},
  volume={47},
  pages={
          486-9
        }
}
  • F. H. Johnson, N. Sugiyama, +2 authors Y. Haneda
  • Published 1961
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
  • Biochemical research on luminescent enzyme-substrate ("luciferin-luciferase") systems has resulted thus far in the isolation and crystallization of the luciferin from only two types of luminescent organisms, namely, the firefly1 and the small ostracod crustacean, Cypridina.2 Synthesis of the former luciferin has very recently been achieved,3 and a tentative structure proposed for the latter luciferin,4 which is a considerably more complicated molecule. Both differ chemically from the diffusible… CONTINUE READING
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