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ENZYME entry: EC

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
This enzyme is involved in carotenoid biosynthesis and catalyzes up to five desaturation steps (cf. EC, EC and EC
PRIAM enzyme-specific profiles1.3.99.30
KEGG Ligand Database for Enzyme Nomenclature1.3.99.30
IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature1.3.99.30
MEDLINEFind literature relating to
P48537, CRTI_CERNC;  P21334, CRTI_NEUCR;  P54982, CRTI_PHYB8;  

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