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luciferase

(lo͞o-sĭf′ə-rās′, -rāz′)
n.
An enzyme present in the cells of bioluminescent organisms that catalyzes the oxidation of luciferin and ATP, producing light.

luciferase

A mono-oxygenase enzyme (EC 1.13.12.7) that catalyses bioluminescent reactions, using luciferin as a substrate.

luciferase

an oxidizing enzyme that, acting on the bioluminescent substance luciferin, causes luminosity in glow-worms and other insects. see LUMINESCENCE.

luciferase

(loosif´ərās´),
n an enzyme present in certain luminous organisms that act to bring about the oxidation of luciferins; energy produced in the process is liberated as bioluminescence.
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The comparison of luciferase activities according to PTGS2 haplotypes was performed with the GraphPad Prism 5.
Particles releasing luciferin and coenzyme A were designed to accumulate in the extracellular space of the mesophyll, an inner layer of the leaf, while the smaller particles carrying luciferase enter the cells that make up the mesophyll.
The glow could also be turned off by training the plants to stop the reaction between the particles using a luciferase inhibitor.
Cells were seeded in 3 parallel replicate 96-well plates for luciferase activity testing and in one 96-well plate for MTT viability testing in medium containing 10% human serum.
Firefly luciferase reporter plasmid containing PTEN 3'-UTR (PTEN-luci-WT) or mutated PTEN 3'-UTR(PTEN-luci-MUT) was constructed.
Finally, luciferase and fluorescent protein technologies have been combined in ATP sensors that exploit bioluminescence resonance energy transfer (BRET).
Forty-eight hours after transfection, the cells were treated with MGDGs and an LXR or RXR agonist for 24 h, and then luciferase activities were determined using a DualGlo Luciferase Assay System (Promega Corp.
Considering that COREXIT is a mixture of solvents and surfactants that might compromise membrane integrity and also that components of fetal bovine serum (FBS) may have PPAR[gamma] agonist activity that would obscure testing, we determined whether a PPAR[gamma] ligand-binding domain-GAL4-UAS luciferase system (Forman et al.
In order to investigate the putative mechanism underlying the role of miR-1 in tumor angiogenesis, a dual luciferase experiment was performed for identification of the target of this miRNA.
Mouse Sohoh1promoter luciferase reporter constructs: We analysed the upstream region of Sohlh1(GenBank Gene ID: 227631) -2000 bp to +500 bp using Berkeley Drosophila Genome Project Neural Network Promoter Prediction software (http:// www.
The luciferase activities of infected cells were examined 72 h postinfection.
Luciferase activity was measured via the Dual- Luciferase(R) Reporter Assay System (Cat# E1910; Promega USA).