One-step measurement of firefly luciferase activity in yeast.

  title={One-step measurement of firefly luciferase activity in yeast.},
  author={Piia I Leskinen and Marko Virta and Matti Karp},
  volume={20 13},
Firefly luciferase is often used as a sensitive genetic reporter in various cell types. The pitfall in yeast, however, has been the need to break down the rigid cells in order to measure the enzyme activity. In this study we have removed the peroxisomal targeting codons from the Photinus pyralis luciferase gene (luc) and shown that in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae this modified luciferase gives high levels of light emission that is easy to measure from intact living cells. Furthermore… CONTINUE READING
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