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ENZYME entry: EC

Accepted Name
15-cis-phytoene desaturase.
Alternative Name(s)
Phytoene desaturase.
Plant-type phytoene desaturase.
Reaction catalysed
15-cis-phytoene + 2 plastoquinone <=> 9,15,9'-tri-cis-zeta-carotene + 2 plastoquinol
  • This enzyme is involved in carotenoid biosynthesis in plants and cyanobacteria.
  • The enzyme from Synechococcus can also use NAD(+) and NADP(+) as electron acceptor under anaerobic conditions.
  • The enzyme from Gentiana lutea shows no activity with NAD(+) or NADP(+).
PRIAM enzyme-specific profiles1.3.5.5
KEGG Ligand Database for Enzyme Nomenclature1.3.5.5
IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature1.3.5.5
MEDLINEFind literature relating to
Q07356, PDS_ARATH;  P80093, PDS_CAPAN;  C3VEP9, PDS_ONCHC;  
P26294, PDS_SYNE7;  

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