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Evidence for a fatty acid reductase catalyzing the synthesis of aldehydes for the bacterial bioluminescent reaction. Resolution from luciferase and dependence on fatty acids.

The enzyme responsible for the stimulation by ATP AND NADPH of light emission catalyzed by bacterial luciferase has been partially purified from extracts of the luminescent bacterium, Photobacterium phosphoreum. The stimulatory activity was found to be stabilized by high concentrations of mercaptoethanol, permitting it to be separated from luciferase into an active and stable form and enabling further characterization of its functional properties. The activity of the enzyme was shown to be dependent not only on ATP and NADPH but also on the presence of a long chain fatty acid, and was inhibited by the addition of NADH and horse liver alcohol dehydrogenase. The specificity for fatty acids, as measured by the stimulation of luciferase activity, had a very limited range, with maximal luminescence being obtained with myristic acid and lower responses being observed only with tridecanoic and pentadecanoic acid. These results provide evidence in vitro for an enzyme in bioluminescent bacteria that functions as a fatty acid reductase converting fatty acids to aldehydes which in turn can be utilized by luciferase in the light-emitting reaction.[1]


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