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- n. Any of several proteins that generate light when oxidized, normally without the aid of an enzyme catalyst
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Aequorin was the first photoprotein ever discovered.
I wanted to study and clarify the chemical mechanism of aequorin bioluminescence, since some people doubted the existence of a photoprotein like aequorin.
Bacteria in the ocean can harvest light energy from sunlight to promote survival thanks to a unique photoprotein.
Based on these tests, the researchers believe the chemical process responsible for the bioluminescence may involve a specific light-producing protein-also called a "photoprotein."