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Literature summary for extracted from

  • Shimomura, O.; Johnson, F.H.
    The structure of Latia luciferin (1968), Biochemistry, 7, 1734-1738.
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Activating Compound

Activating Compound Comment Organism Structure
Purple protein requirement Latia neritoides


Localization Comment Organism GeneOntology No. Textmining
Latia neritoides


Organism UniProt Comment Textmining
Latia neritoides
freshwater limpet

Purification (Commentary)

Purification (Comment) Organism
Latia neritoides


Reaction Comment Organism Reaction ID
Latia luciferin + reduced acceptor + 2 O2 = oxidized Latia luciferin + CO2 + formate + acceptor + H2O + hnu possibly two enzyme components are involved in the reaction, an oxygenase followed by a monooxygenase for the actual light emitting step Latia neritoides

Temperature Optimum [°C]

Temperature Optimum [°C] Temperature Optimum Maximum [°C] Comment Organism
assay at Latia neritoides