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Response of Aequorin Bioluminescence to Rapid Changes in Calcium Concentration

Nature volume 222, pages 10471050 (14 June 1969) | Download Citation

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Aequorin is a protein which emits light after reaction with calcium. The rise time and decay time of luminescence are in the millisecond region, making aequorin a useful detector of calcium in biological systems.

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  1. Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

    • J. W. HASTINGS
    • , GEORGE MITCHELL
    •  & P. H. MATTINGLY
  2. Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota 55901

    • J. R. BLINKS
    •  & M. VAN LEEUWEN

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