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Structure and Synthesis of a Luciferin Active in the Bioluminescent Systems of the Sea Pansy (Renilla) and Certain other Bioluminescent Coelenterates

  • Kazuo Hori
  • Milton J. Cormier

Abstract

Due to modern technology the elucidation of the chemical structure of luciferins is not a difficult problem per se. However the problem is made difficult by the tremendous effort required to obtain small amounts of purified material. For example from about one ton of sea pansies (Renilla reniformis), obtained by dredging the ocean bottom at depths of 10-20 meters, one can obtain about one mg of pure Renilla luciferin.

Keywords

Methyl Ether Renilla Luciferase Methyl Glyoxal Ocean Bottom Tetrahedron Letter 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kazuo Hori
    • 1
  • Milton J. Cormier
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA

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