Skip Header

You are using a version of browser that may not display all the features of this website. Please consider upgrading your browser.

Keyword - Photoprotein (KW-0599)

Keywords navigation



Luminescent proteins, which are involved in the phenomenon of light emission in certain living organisms. E.g., green fluorescent protein which is unique among fluorescent proteins in that its chromophore is not a separately synthesized prostethic group but is composed of modified amino acid residues within its polypeptide chain.


Molecular function

Gene Ontology


bioluminescence [ GO:0008218 ]


PhotoproteinLuminescenceMolecular functionBiological process
UniProt is an ELIXIR core data resource
Main funding by: National Institutes of Health

We'd like to inform you that we have updated our Privacy Notice to comply with Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that applies since 25 May 2018.

Do not show this banner again