Coelenterazine-dependent luciferases as a powerful analytical tool for research and biomedical applications


Тип публикации: статья из журнала

Год издания: 2020

Идентификатор DOI: 10.3390/ijms21207465

Ключевые слова: analytical systems, bioluminescence, ca2+-regulated photoprotein, coelenterazine, luciferase

Аннотация: The functioning of bioluminescent systems in most of the known marine organisms is based on the oxidation reaction of the same substrate—coelenterazine (CTZ), catalyzed by luciferase. Despite the diversity in structures and the functioning mechanisms, these enzymes can be united into a common group called CTZ-dependent luciferases.Показать полностьюAmong these, there are two sharply different types of the system organization—Ca2+-regulated photoproteins and luciferases themselves that function in accordance with the classical enzyme–substrate kinetics. Along with deep and comprehensive fundamental research on these systems, approaches and methods of their practical use as highly sensitive reporters in analytics have been developed. The research aiming at the creation of artificial luciferases and synthetic CTZ analogues with new unique properties has led to the development of new experimental analytical methods based on them. The commercial availability of many ready-to-use assay systems based on CTZ-dependent luciferases is also important when choosing them by first-time-users. The development of analytical methods based on these bioluminescent systems is currently booming. The bioluminescent systems under consideration were successfully applied in various biological research areas, which confirms them to be a powerful analytical tool. In this review, we consider the main directions, results, and achievements in research involving these luciferases. © 2020 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.

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Журнал: International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Выпуск журнала: Vol. 21, Is. 20

Номера страниц: 1-31

ISSN журнала: 16616596

Издатель: MDPI AG


  • Krasitskaya Vasilisa V. (Fed Res Ctr Krasnoyarsk Sci Ctr SB RAS, Inst Biophys SB RAS, Krasnoyarsk 660036, Russia)
  • Bashmakova Eugenia E. (Fed Res Ctr Krasnoyarsk Sci Ctr SB RAS, Inst Biophys SB RAS, Krasnoyarsk 660036, Russia)
  • Frank Ludmila A. (Fed Res Ctr Krasnoyarsk Sci Ctr SB RAS, Inst Biophys SB RAS, Krasnoyarsk 660036, Russia; Siberian Fed Univ, Sch Fundamental Biol & Biotechnol, Krasnoyarsk 660041, Russia)