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Luciferase (PDB code 3iep)


  1. Meighen EA. Molecular biology of bacterial bioluminescence. Microbiol Rev. 1991 Mar;55(1):123-42. PMID:2030669
  2. Gould SJ, Subramani S. Firefly luciferase as a tool in molecular and cell biology. Anal Biochem. 1988 Nov 15;175(1):5-13. PMID:3072883
  3. Auld DS, Lovell S, Thorne N, Lea WA, Maloney DJ, Shen M, Rai G, Battaile KP, Thomas CJ, Simeonov A, Hanzlik RP, Inglese J. Molecular basis for the high-affinity binding and stabilization of firefly luciferase by PTC124. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Mar 16;107(11):4878-83. Epub 2010 Mar 1. PMID:20194791
  4. Campbell ZT, Weichsel A, Montfort WR, Baldwin TO. Crystal Structure of the Bacterial Luciferase:Flavin Complex Provides Insight into the Function of the subunit. Biochemistry. 2009 May 12. PMID:19435287 doi:

Additional Literature

  • Marques SM, Esteves da Silva JC. Firefly bioluminescence: a mechanistic approach of luciferase catalyzed reactions. IUBMB Life. 2009 Jan;61(1):6-17. PMID:18949818 doi:10.1002/iub.134
  • Inouye S. Firefly luciferase: an adenylate-forming enzyme for multicatalytic functions. Cell Mol Life Sci. 2010 Feb;67(3):387-404. Epub 2009 Oct 27. PMID:19859663 doi:10.1007/s00018-009-0170-8

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