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Accepted name: Latia-luciferin monooxygenase (demethylating)
Reaction: Latia luciferin + reduced acceptor + 2 O2 = oxidized Latia luciferin + CO2 + formate + acceptor + H2O +
Glossary: Latia-luciferin = (E)-2-methyl-4-(2,6,6-trimethylcyclohex-1-en-1-yl)but-1-en-1-yl formate
Other name(s): luciferase (Latia luciferin); Latia luciferin monooxygenase (demethylating)
Systematic name: Latia-luciferin,hydrogen-donor:oxygen oxidoreductase (demethylating)
Comments: A flavoprotein. Latia is a bioluminescent mollusc. The reaction possibly involves two enzymes, an oxygenase followed by a monooxygenase for the actual light-emitting step.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 62213-54-1
1.  Shimomura, O. and Johnson, F.H. The structure of Latia luciferin. Biochemistry 7 (1968) 1734–1738. [PMID: 5650377]
2.  Shimomura, O., Johnson, F.H. and Kohama, Y. Reactions involved in bioluminescence systems of limpet (Latia neritoides) and luminous bacteria. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 69 (1972) 2086–2089. [DOI] [PMID: 4506078]
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