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ENZYME entry: EC 1.3.99.30

Accepted Name
Phytoene desaturase (3,4-didehydrolycopene-forming).
Alternative Name(s)
5-step phytoene desaturase.
Reaction catalysed
15-cis-phytoene + 5 acceptor <=> all-trans-3,4-didehydrolycopene + 5 reduced acceptor
Comment(s)
This enzyme is involved in carotenoid biosynthesis and catalyzes up to five desaturation steps (cf. EC 1.3.99.28, EC 1.3.99.29 and EC 1.3.99.31).
Cross-references
BRENDA1.3.99.30
EC2PDB1.3.99.30
ExplorEnz1.3.99.30
PRIAM enzyme-specific profiles1.3.99.30
KEGG Ligand Database for Enzyme Nomenclature1.3.99.30
IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature1.3.99.30
IntEnz1.3.99.30
MEDLINEFind literature relating to 1.3.99.30
MetaCyc1.3.99.30
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot
P48537, CRTI_CERNC;  P21334, CRTI_NEUCR;  P54982, CRTI_PHYB8;  

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