Role of molecular oxygen in the bioluminescence of the firefly squid, Watasenia scintillans.

@article{Tsuji2005RoleOM,
  title={Role of molecular oxygen in the bioluminescence of the firefly squid, Watasenia scintillans.},
  author={Frederick I. Tsuji},
  journal={Biochemical and biophysical research communications},
  year={2005},
  volume={338 1},
  pages={250-3}
}
The bioluminescence system in the "firefly squid," Watasenia scintillans, is described. The light-emitting components consist of luciferin (coelenterazine disulfate), a membrane-bound luciferase, ATP, Mg2+, and molecular oxygen. A hypothetical scheme is proposed for the light-emitting reaction.