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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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26 news outlets
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6 blogs
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250 tweeters
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14 Facebook pages
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1 Google+ user
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1 video uploader

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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 167 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 34 20%
Researcher 33 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 30 18%
Student > Master 21 12%
Student > Postgraduate 9 5%
Other 24 14%
Unknown 20 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 44 26%
Chemistry 39 23%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 38 22%
Engineering 3 2%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 2%
Other 18 11%
Unknown 26 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 409. 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 30 April 2020.
All research outputs
#38,865
of 17,463,360 outputs
Outputs from Science Advances
#407
of 6,359 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,387
of 273,116 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science Advances
#15
of 218 outputs
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