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FLE250 Sigma-Aldrich

Firefly Lantern Extract

for ATP determination

  •  NACRES NA.81

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Properties

Related Categories Analytical and Industrial Enzymes, Biochemicals and Reagents, Enzymes, Inhibitors, and Substrates, Firefly Extracts for Bioluminescence, Luciferase More...
Quality Level   200
form   solution
packaging   pkg of 250 mg dried lanterns
application(s)   toxicology assay: suitable
storage temp.   −20°C

Description

General description

The bioluminescent organism, Photinus pyralis firefly is the source of firefly lantern extract. The luciferase enzyme is 60 kDa enzyme which lacks prosthetic group and bound metal in its structure. The N-terminal harbors residues crucial for the bioluminescent activity and the C-terminal possess peroxisome targeting motif.

Application

Fireflies have been used in several studies of bioluminescence. In particular they may be used in assays to determine toxicity pathways because bioluminescence can quantitatively measure a wide range of biological activities.

Firefly Lantern Extract has been used in the detection of ATP concentrations by bioluminescence flash analysis in seawater samples, bioluminescence assay in river sediments samples, marine sediments and in quantifying extracellular ATP in red blood cells.

Packaging

1 vial in serum bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Firefly Lantern Extract containing luciferase catalyzes oxidative decarboxylation of luciferin (LH2) in the presence of ATP, oxygen and Mg2+ to yield a light-emitter oxyluciferin.

Other Notes

Crude luciferin and luciferase

Reconstitution

After reconstitution with 25 mL of water, vial will contain 0.06 M potassium phosphate, pH 7.4, and 0.02 M MgSO4.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
WGK 3
Flash Point(F) 
Not applicable
Flash Point(C) 
Not applicable
Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers
15

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