Definition of Luciferases

1. Noun. (plural of luciferase) ¹



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Definition of Luciferases

1. luciferase [n] - See also: luciferase

Medical Definition of Luciferases

1. Enzymes present in certain luminous organisms that act to bring about the oxidation of luciferins; energy produced in the process is liberated as bioluminescence; such enzymes can be used to detect very low concentrations of metabolites. Origin: L. Lux, light + fero, to bear (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Luciferases

lucid dreaming
lucid dreams
lucid interval
lucider
lucidest
lucidification
lucidities
lucidity
lucidly
lucidness
lucidnesses
lucidol
lucies
lucifer
luciferase
luciferases (current term)
luciferin
luciferins
luciferous
luciferously
lucifers
luciferyl adenylate
lucific
luciform
lucifugal
lucifugous
lucigen
lucigenin
lucigens
lucimeter

Literary usage of Luciferases

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1. The Nature of Animal Light by Edmund Newton Harvey (1920)
"Dubois has found luciferases or substances capable of giving light with Pholas luciferin in the ... They are more simple substances than the luciferases. ..."

2. Year Book by Carnegie Institution of Washington (1919)
"... and luciferases of different luminous animals are certainly similar substances, they are not identical. Through the kindness of Professor Dubois I have ..."

3. Year books by Plainfield High School (Plainfield, N.J.) (1919)
"... and luciferases of different luminous animals are certainly similar substances, they are not identical. Through the kindness of Professor Dubois I have ..."

4. Biotechnology for Water Use and Conservation: The Mexico '96 Workshop by OECD Staff, Mexico '96 Workshop, (Paris) Organisation for Economic Co-ope, Organisation for Economic Co-operation, Development., Zapata, Francisco BolĂ­var (1997)
"In eukaryotic luciferases. luciferin is used as a co-factor along with ATP. Because of this co-factor use, these enzymes can also act as important ..."

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