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Information on EC 1.13.12.7 - firefly luciferase

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Photinus (firefly) is a bioluminescent insect. The first step in the reaction is the formation of an acid anhydride between the carboxylic group and AMP, with the release of diphosphate. The enzyme may be assayed by measurement of light emission.
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The enzyme appears in viruses and cellular organisms
Synonyms
luciferin, photinus pyralis luciferase, beetle luciferase, pc3-luc, pplase, cbrluc, lucppy, luciola italica luciferase, ppy re-ts, oxygen 4-oxidoreductase, more
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LITERATURE
D-firefly luciferin + O2 + ATP = firefly oxyluciferin + CO2 + AMP + diphosphate + hnu
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