luciferase


luciferase
An enzyme from firefly tails that catalyses the production of light in the reaction between luciferin and ATP. Used by the male firefly for producing light to attract females, and used in the laboratory in a chemiluminescence bioassay for ATP.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • luciferase — supposed enzyme found in fireflies and other glowing creatures, 1888, from Fr. luciférase; see LUCIFER (Cf. Lucifer). Related: Luciferin …   Etymology dictionary

  • Luciferase — Lu*cif er*ase (l[=oo]*s[i^]f [ e]r*[=a]s), n. (Biochem.) an enzyme which catalyzes the oxidation of luciferin, thereby producing bioluminescence. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Luciferase — Luciferase, Luciferin, s. Phosphoreszenz …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • luciferase — [lo͞o sif′ər ās΄] n. 〚 LUCIFERIN + ASE〛 an oxidizing enzyme that acts with luciferin to produce light * * * lu·cif·er·ase (lo͞o sĭfʹə rās , rāz ) n. An enzyme present in the cells of bioluminescent organisms that catalyzes the oxidation of… …   Universalium

  • luciférase — ● luciférase nom féminin (latin lucifer, qui apporte la lumière) Enzyme propre aux animaux lumineux qui provoque l émission de lumière en catalysant l oxydation de la luciférine …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • luciferase — [lo͞o sif′ər ās΄] n. [ LUCIFERIN + ASE] an oxidizing enzyme that acts with luciferin to produce light …   English World dictionary

  • Luciferase — protein Name = Firefly luciferase caption = Crystal structure of Photinus pyralis firefly luciferase width = 200 HGNCid = Symbol = Firefly luciferase AltSymbols = EntrezGene = OMIM = RefSeq = UniProt = P08659 PDB = 1LCI ECnumber = 1.13.12.7… …   Wikipedia

  • Luciférase — Structure tridimensionnelle de la luciférase de lampyre, ou ver luisant, déterminée par diffraction des rayons X. Les luciférases sont des enzymes contrôlant l oxydation de la luciférine en oxyluciférine provoquant l émission d un photon …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Luciferase — Luciferasen Kalottenmodell zweier unterschiedlicher Luciferasen: aus dem Bakterium Vibrio harveyi (links) und aus den Dinoflagellaten Lingu …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • luciferase — liuciferazė statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Fermentas, katalizuojantis bioliuminescenciją. atitikmenys: angl. luciferase rus. люцифераза …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas


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