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Enzymes present in certain luminous organisms that act to bring about the oxidation of luciferins; energy produced in the process is liberated as bioluminescence; such enzymes can be used to detect very low concentrations of metabolites.
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Luciferases are used to produce bioluminescence in order to visualize cellular activities and to track cell populations in vivo.
The kinetic ans structural properties of different species of firefly luciferases have been found different due to alteration in their 3-dimentional structures.
These creatures all owe their glow to an enzyme called luciferase.
Promega Corporation announces the launch of a novel luciferase that is smaller, brighter, and more versatile than any current bioluminescent enzyme.
The cloning and characterization of the novel luciferases from these chaetognath species will be a fascinating glimpse into the evolution of coelenterazine-based bioluminescence.
Expression in Escherichia coli of biotinylated luciferases using biotin acceptor peptides.
By linking various luciferase genes to other genes of interest spliced into cells, scientists can now measure the relative activity rates of multiple genes in cells over time.
We are pleased to include Promega's recombinant firefly and humanized Renilla luciferases as reporters in our product lines.
We have isolated three new molecular species of Periphylla luciferase from the ovaries of Periphylla, and named them luciferases A, B, and C, respectively.
The activity of luciferases in catalyzing light emission, i.
Luciferase is inactivated by the chemical reactions involved in direct labeling of antigens or antibodies (9).
4 Split Luciferase Systems for Detecting Protein-Protein Interactions in Mammalian Cells Based on Protein Splicing and Protein Complementation (Yoshio Umezawa).