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Luminescence : the journal of biological and chemical luminescence

Second bioluminescence-activating component in the luminous fungus Mycena chlorophos.


PMID 27271205

Abstract

Mycena chlorophos is an oxygen-dependent bioluminescent fungus. The mechanisms underlying its light emission are unknown. A component that increased the bioluminescence intensity of the immature living gills of M. chlorophos was isolated from mature M. chlorophos gills and chemically characterized. The bioluminescence-activating component was found to be trans-3,4-dihydroxycinnamic acid and its bioluminescence activation was highly structure-specific.