Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Bioluminescence

Recent Advances in Oceanic Measurements and Laboratory Applications

Edited by David Lapota

Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, United States of America

We now find ourselves utilizing luciferase - luciferin proteins, ATP, genes and the whole complex of these interactions to observe and follow the progress or inhibition of tumors in animal models by measuring bioluminescence intensity, spatially and temporally using highly sophisticated camera systems. This book describes applications in preclinical oncology research by bioluminescence imaging (BLI) with a variety of applications. Chapters describe current methodologies for rapid detection of contaminants using the Milliflex system, and the use of bioluminescence resonance energy transfer (BRET) technology for monitoring physical interactions between proteins in living cells. Others are using bioluminescent proteins for high sensitive optical reporters imaging in living animals, developing pH-tolerant luciferase for brighter in vivo imaging, and oscillation characteristics in bacterial bioluminescence. The book also contains descriptions of the long-term seasonal characteristics of oceanic bioluminescence and the responsible planktonic species producing bioluminescence. Such studies are few and rare.

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BioluminescenceRecent Advances in Oceanic Measurements and Laboratory ApplicationsEdited by David Lapota

Published: February 1st 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2088

ISBN: 978-953-307-940-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5202-6

Copyright year: 2012

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7 Web of Science Citations

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