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Mechanism and color modulation of fungal bioluminescence

Overview of attention for article published in Science Advances, April 2017
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Mentioned by

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25 news outlets
blogs
6 blogs
twitter
256 tweeters
facebook
14 Facebook pages
googleplus
1 Google+ user
video
1 video uploader

Citations

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128 Mendeley
Title
Mechanism and color modulation of fungal bioluminescence
Published in
Science Advances, April 2017
DOI 10.1126/sciadv.1602847
Pubmed ID
Authors

Zinaida M. Kaskova, Felipe A. Dörr, Valentin N. Petushkov, Konstantin V. Purtov, Aleksandra S. Tsarkova, Natalja S. Rodionova, Konstantin S. Mineev, Elena B. Guglya, Alexey Kotlobay, Nadezhda S. Baleeva, Mikhail S. Baranov, Alexander S. Arseniev, Josef I. Gitelson, Sergey Lukyanov, Yoshiki Suzuki, Shusei Kanie, Ernani Pinto, Paolo Di Mascio, Hans E. Waldenmaier, Tatiana A. Pereira, Rodrigo P. Carvalho, Anderson G. Oliveira, Yuichi Oba, Erick L. Bastos, Cassius V. Stevani, Ilia V. Yampolsky

Abstract

Bioluminescent fungi are spread throughout the globe, but details on their mechanism of light emission are still scarce. Usually, the process involves three key components: an oxidizable luciferin substrate, a luciferase enzyme, and a light emitter, typically oxidized luciferin, and called oxyluciferin. We report the structure of fungal oxyluciferin, investigate the mechanism of fungal bioluminescence, and describe the use of simple synthetic α-pyrones as luciferins to produce multicolor enzymatic chemiluminescence. A high-energy endoperoxide is proposed as an intermediate of the oxidation of the native luciferin to the oxyluciferin, which is a pyruvic acid adduct of caffeic acid. Luciferase promiscuity allows the use of simple α-pyrones as chemiluminescent substrates.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Israel 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Unknown 124 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 26 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 25 20%
Researcher 24 19%
Student > Master 16 13%
Student > Postgraduate 7 5%
Other 20 16%
Unknown 10 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Chemistry 35 27%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 30 23%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 28 22%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 2%
Materials Science 3 2%
Other 14 11%
Unknown 15 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 408. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 31 January 2020.
All research outputs
#27,410
of 14,330,666 outputs
Outputs from Science Advances
#271
of 3,832 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,335
of 265,010 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science Advances
#14
of 218 outputs
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