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Accepted name: Watasenia-luciferin 2-monooxygenase
Reaction: Watasenia luciferin + O2 = oxidized Watasenia luciferin + CO2 +
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Other name(s): Watasenia-type luciferase
Systematic name: Watasenia-luciferin:oxygen 2-oxidoreductase (decarboxylating)
Comments: The enzyme from the luminous squid Watasenia may be assayed by measurement of light emission.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc
1.  Inoue, S., Kakoi, H. and Goto, T. Squid bioluminescence. III. Isolation and structure of Watasenia luciferin. Tetrahedron Lett. (1976) 2971–2974.
[EC created 1982]

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