Homologous Superfamily

Luciferase-like, N-terminal superfamily (IPR027380)

Short name: Luciferase-like_N_sf

Overlapping entries

None.

Description

This superfamily represents the N-terminal domain of luciferase (luciferin 4-monooxygenase) from fireflies and homologous proteins from click beetles. Luciferases (EC:1.13.12.7) are the enzymes that catalyse the reactions that produce light in bioluminescence. Firefly luciferase bioluminescent color can vary between yellow-green to red. Luciferase is commonly used as a reporter in biological research [PMID: 17355205]. LL from Agrypnus binodulus is a luciferase-like protein that has medium- and long-chain fatty acyl-CoA synthetase activity, but not luciferase activity [PMID: 17996401].

Contributing signatures

Signatures from InterPro member databases are used to construct an entry.
GENE3D