luciferase(redirected from Luciferases, firefly)
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An enzyme present in the cells of bioluminescent organisms that catalyzes the oxidation of luciferin and ATP, producing light.
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luciferaseA mono-oxygenase enzyme (EC 18.104.22.168) that catalyses bioluminescent reactions, using luciferin as a substrate.
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luciferasean oxidizing enzyme that, acting on the bioluminescent substance luciferin, causes luminosity in glow-worms and other insects. see LUMINESCENCE.
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