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- Hirano, Takashi, et al. Show all 6 Authors
- Biochemistry 2014 v.53 no.32 pp. 5208-5220
- Lampyridae; Zophobas atratus; active sites; binding sites; bioluminescence; color; fluorescence; hydrophobicity; luciferin; mutants; pH; phenol
- ... Beetle luciferases produce different bioluminescence colors from green to red using the same d-luciferin substrate. Despite many studies of the mechanisms and structural determinants of bioluminescence colors with firefly luciferases, the identity of the emitters and the specific active site interactions responsible for bioluminescence color modulation remain elusive. To address these questions, w ...