EC - Latia-luciferin monooxygenase (demethylating)

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Accepted name:
Latia-luciferin monooxygenase (demethylating)
Other names:
Latia luciferin monooxygenase (demethylating)
luciferase (Latia luciferin)
Systematic name:
Latia-luciferin,hydrogen-donor:oxygen oxidoreductase (demethylating)




A flavoprotein. Latia luciferin is (E)-2-methyl-4-(2,6,6-trimethyl-1-cyclohex-1-yl)-1-buten-1-ol formate. The reaction possibly involves two enzymes, an oxygenase followed by a monooxygenase for the actual light-emitting step.

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Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UniPathway
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0047098
CAS Registry Number: 62213-54-1


  1. Shimomura, O. and Johnson, F.H.
    The structure of Latia luciferin.
    Biochemistry 7 : 1734-1738 (1968). [PMID: 5650377]
  2. Shimomura, O., Johnson, F.H. and Kohama, Y.
    Reactions involved in bioluminescence systems of limpet (Latia neritoides) and luminous bacteria.
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 69 : 2086-2089 (1972). [PMID: 4506078]

[EC created 1976, modified 1982]