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Enzymes that oxidize certain LUMINESCENT AGENTS to emit light (PHYSICAL LUMINESCENCE). The luciferases from different organisms have evolved differently so have different structures and substrates.

Year introduced: 2005(1963)

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Tree Number(s): D08.811.682.517, D12.776.532.510

MeSH Unique ID: D008156

Registry Number: EC 1.13.12.-

Entry Terms:

  • Luciferase

Pharmacologic Action:

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