1966 - Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
1963 - Member of the National Academy of Sciences
1955 - Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
His main research concerns Luciferin, Firefly luciferin, Bioluminescence, Biochemistry and Photoprotein. There are a combination of areas like Photochemistry and Combinatorial chemistry integrated together with his Firefly luciferin study. His Photochemistry research is multidisciplinary, incorporating elements of Luminescence, Quantum yield, Molecule and Chemiluminescence.
His research combines Biological system and Bioluminescence. His work on Nitrate reductase as part of his general Biochemistry study is frequently connected to Luciferases and Biological activity, thereby bridging the divide between different branches of science. William D. McElroy interconnects Light emission and Pyrophosphate in the investigation of issues within Photoprotein.
His scientific interests lie mostly in Biochemistry, Bioluminescence, Luciferin, Photochemistry and Enzyme. His work in the fields of Biochemistry, such as Neurospora, Adenosine triphosphate and Neurospora crassa, overlaps with other areas such as Nitrogen mustard. His Bioluminescence research is multidisciplinary, relying on both Biophysics and Chemiluminescence.
His study ties his expertise on Firefly luciferin together with the subject of Luciferin. His Photochemistry research includes themes of Light emission, Luminescence, Naked eye, Catalysis and Flavin group. The Enzyme study combines topics in areas such as Chromatography and Transfer RNA.
William D. McElroy mainly focuses on Bioluminescence, Biochemistry, Luciferases, Nanotechnology and Light emission. William D. McElroy works mostly in the field of Bioluminescence, limiting it down to topics relating to Chemiluminescence and, in certain cases, Radiochemistry and Protein trafficking. In general Biochemistry study, his work on Amino acid often relates to the realm of Luciferin and Philosophy, thereby connecting several areas of interest.
His Light emission research includes elements of Light intensity, Stereochemistry and Substrate, Enzyme. His work on NAD+ kinase, Flavin mononucleotide and Immobilized enzyme as part of general Enzyme research is often related to Firefly luciferin and Kinetics, thus linking different fields of science. He performs integrative Firefly protocol and Analytical chemistry research in his work.
William D. McElroy mainly investigates Molecular biology, Kinetics, Complementary DNA, Bioluminescence and Photinus pyralis. William D. McElroy has included themes like Enterobacter cloacae and Gene, Sequence analysis in his Molecular biology study. His Complementary DNA study results in a more complete grasp of Biochemistry.
In his works, William D. McElroy conducts interdisciplinary research on Biochemistry and Luciferin. His Light emission study integrates concerns from other disciplines, such as Chromatography and Analytical chemistry. The concepts of his Analytical chemistry study are interwoven with issues in Light intensity, Acetone, Molecular oxygen and Enzyme.
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 Purification and properties of firefly luciferase
Marlene Deluca;W.D. McElroy.
Methods in Enzymology (1978)
Spectral emission and quantum yield of firefly bioluminescence
H.H. Seliger;W.D. McElroy.
Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics (1960)
Complementary DNA coding click beetle luciferases can elicit bioluminescence of different colors.
Wood Kv;Lam Ya;Seliger Hh;McElroy Wd.
The Energy Source for Bioluminescence in an Isolated System.
William D. McElroy.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (1947)
Kinetics of the firefly luciferase catalyzed reactions
Marlene DeLuca;William D. McElroy.
Crystalline firefly luciferase
Arda A. Green;W.D. McElroy.
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (1956)
The synthesis and function of luciferyl-adenylate and oxyluciferyl-adenylate.
W.C. Rhodes;William D. McElroy.
Journal of Biological Chemistry (1958)
MECHANISM OF BIOLUMINESCENCE, CHEMI‐LUMINESCENCE AND ENZYME FUNCTION IN THE OXIDATION OF FIREFLY LUCIFERIN*,†
W. D. Mcelroy;H. H. Seliger;E. H. White.
Photochemistry and Photobiology (1969)
Amino Analogs of Firefly Luciferin and Biological Activity Thereof1
Emil H. White;Helmut Wörther;Howard H. Seliger;William D. McElroy.
Journal of the American Chemical Society (1966)
Molybdenum and nitrate reductase. I. Effect of molybdenum deficiency on the Neurospora enzyme.
D.J.D. Nicholas;Alvin Nason;William D. McElroy.
Journal of Biological Chemistry (1954)
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