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Descriptor English: Luciferases
Descriptor Spanish: Luciferasas
Descriptor Portuguese: Luciferases
Descriptor French: Luciferases
Entry term(s): Luciferase
Tree number(s): D08.811.682.517
D12.776.532.510
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008156
Scope note: 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.
Annotation: general; prefer specifics; note species specific luciferases in SCR
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
DE drug effects
DF deficiency
EC economics
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PH physiology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UL ultrastructure
UR urine
Pharm Action: Luminescent Agents
Registry Number: EC 1.13.12.-
Public MeSH Note: 2005; see LUCIFERASE 1963-2004
History Note: 2005(1963)
DeCS ID: 8330
Unique ID: D008156
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1968/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2004/07/07
Luciferases - Preferred
Concept UI M0012720
Scope note 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.
Preferred term Luciferases
Entry term(s) Luciferase



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