ENZYME entry: EC 1.14.13.129

Accepted Name
Beta-carotene 3-hydroxylase.
Alternative Name(s)
Beta-carotene 3,3'-monooxygenase.
Reaction catalysed
Beta-carotene + 2 NADH + 2 O(2) <=> zeaxanthin + 2 NAD(+) + 2 H(2)O
Cofactor(s)
Fe cation.
Comment(s)
  • Also acts on other carotenoids with a beta-end group.
  • In some species canthaxanthin is the preferred substrate.
Cross-references
BRENDA1.14.13.129
EC2PDB1.14.13.129
ExplorEnz1.14.13.129
PRIAM enzyme-specific profiles1.14.13.129
KEGG Ligand Database for Enzyme Nomenclature1.14.13.129
IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature1.14.13.129
IntEnz1.14.13.129
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MetaCyc1.14.13.129
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot
Q9SZZ8, BCH1_ARATH;  O49815, BCH1_CAPAN;  Q9LTG0, BCH2_ARATH;  
O49814, BCH2_CAPAN;  B3SGL0, BCH_GENLU;  Q9SPK6, BCH_HAEPL;  
C3VEQ1, BCH_ONCHC;  

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