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ENZYME entry: EC 1.3.99.29

Accepted Name
Phytoene desaturase (zeta-carotene-forming).
Alternative Name(s)
2-step phytoene desaturase.
Reaction catalysed
15-cis-phytoene + 2 acceptor <=> all-trans-zeta-carotene + 2 reduced acceptor
Comment(s)
The enzyme is involved in carotenoid biosynthesis and catalyzes up to two desaturation steps (cf. EC 1.3.99.28, EC 1.3.99.30 and EC 1.3.99.31).
Cross-references
BRENDA1.3.99.29
EC2PDB1.3.99.29
ExplorEnz1.3.99.29
PRIAM enzyme-specific profiles1.3.99.29
KEGG Ligand Database for Enzyme Nomenclature1.3.99.29
IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature1.3.99.29
IntEnz1.3.99.29
MEDLINEFind literature relating to 1.3.99.29
MetaCyc1.3.99.29
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot
P54979, CRTJ_MYXXA

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