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Entry
EC 1.13.12.8                Enzyme                                 

Name
Watasenia-luciferin 2-monooxygenase;
Watasenia-type luciferase
Class
Oxidoreductases;
Acting on single donors with incorporation of molecular oxygen (oxygenases);
With incorporation of one atom of oxygen (internal monooxygenases or internal mixed-function oxidases)
BRITE hierarchy
Sysname
Watasenia-luciferin:oxygen 2-oxidoreductase (decarboxylating)
Reaction(IUBMB)
Watasenia luciferin + O2 = oxidized Watasenia luciferin + CO2 + hnu [RN:R04078]
Reaction(KEGG)
Substrate
Watasenia luciferin [CPD:C02894];
O2 [CPD:C00007]
Product
oxidized Watasenia luciferin [CPD:C03888];
CO2 [CPD:C00011];
hnu [CPD:C00205]
Comment
The enzyme from the luminous squid Watasenia may be assayed by measurement of light emission.
History
EC 1.13.12.8 created 1982
Reference
1
  Authors
Inoue, S., Kakoi, H. and Goto, T.
  Title
Squid bioluminescence. III. Isolation and structure of Watasenia luciferin.
  Journal
Tetrahedron Lett. (1976) 2971-2974.
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