Y1BFP, a blue fluorescence protein from Vibro fischeri Y1, was characterized to be responsible for the blue bioluminescence emission from Photobacterium phosphoreum (1). The Y1BFP, as a bound fluorophore, can bind with riboflavin, 6, 7-dimethyl-8-ribityllumazine (lumazine), and 6-methyl-7-oxo-8-ribityllumazine without riboflavin-synthase activity (2).
BFP; Y1-blue fluorescent protein
1. Petushkov V.N., et al.: Purification and characterization of flavoproteins and cytochromes from the yellow bioluminescence marine bacterium Vibrio fischeri strain Y1. Eur J Biochem. 245(3):790-6, 1997.
2. http://www.uniprot.org/uniprot/ P80893.
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