Gene Symbol: CG6178
Description: CG6178
Alias: Dmel\CG6178, CG6178, CG6178-PA, fatty Acyl-CoA synthetase
Species: fruit fly

Top Publications

  1. Mofford D, Reddy G, Miller S. Latent luciferase activity in the fruit fly revealed by a synthetic luciferin. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014;111:4443-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we show that the Drosophila fatty acyl-CoA synthetase CG6178, which cannot use d-luciferin as a substrate, is able to catalyze light emission from the synthetic luciferin ..
  2. Oba Y, Ojika M, Inouye S. Characterization of CG6178 gene product with high sequence similarity to firefly luciferase in Drosophila melanogaster. Gene. 2004;329:137-45 pubmed
    ..The gene product of CG6178 (CG6178) in Drosophila melanogaster genome, which has a high sequence similarity to firefly luciferase, has been ..
  3. Craig C, Fink J, Yagi Y, Ip Y, Cagan R. A Drosophila p38 orthologue is required for environmental stress responses. EMBO Rep. 2004;5:1058-63 pubmed
    ..These phenotypes only partially overlap those caused by mutations in D-MEKK1 and dTAK1, suggesting that the D-p38a gene is required to mediate some, but not all, of the functions ascribed to p38 signalling. ..
  4. Oba Y, Sato M, Ojika M, Inouye S. Enzymatic and genetic characterization of firefly luciferase and Drosophila CG6178 as a fatty acyl-CoA synthetase. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2005;69:819-28 pubmed
    ..Further, the gene product of CG6178 (CG6178), an ortholog of firefly luciferase in Drosophila melanogaster, was found to be a long-chain fatty acyl-..
  5. Oba Y, Tanaka K, Inouye S. Catalytic properties of domain-exchanged chimeric proteins between firefly luciferase and Drosophila fatty Acyl-CoA synthetase CG6178. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2006;70:2739-44 pubmed
    ..synthetic activity, and also identified that the homolog of firefly luciferase in Drosophila melanogaster (CG6178) is a fatty acyl-CoA synthetase and is not a luciferase...
  6. Inouye S. Firefly luciferase: an adenylate-forming enzyme for multicatalytic functions. Cell Mol Life Sci. 2010;67:387-404 pubmed publisher
    ..Further, we succeeded in converting the fatty acyl-CoA synthetase of non-luminous insects into functional luciferase showing luminescence activity by site-directed mutagenesis. ..
  7. Oba Y, Iida K, Inouye S. Functional conversion of fatty acyl-CoA synthetase to firefly luciferase by site-directed mutagenesis: a key substitution responsible for luminescence activity. FEBS Lett. 2009;583:2004-8 pubmed publisher
    ..The mutants of FACSs in non-luminous click beetle Agrypnus binodulus (AbLL) and Drosophila melanogaster (CG6178) gave luminescence enhancement, suggesting that the serine residue is a key substitution responsible for ..