ENZYME entry: EC 5.3.99.8

Accepted Name
Capsanthin/capsorubin synthase.
Alternative Name(s)
Capsanthin-capsorubin synthase.
CCS.
Ketoxanthophyll synthase.
Reaction catalysed
  • Violaxanthin <=> capsorubin
  • Antheraxanthin <=> capsanthin
Comment(s)
  • Induced during chromoplast differentiation in plants.
  • Isomerization of the epoxide ring of violaxanthin gives the cyclopentyl-ketone of capsorubin or capsanthin.
Cross-references
BRENDA5.3.99.8
EC2PDB5.3.99.8
ExplorEnz5.3.99.8
PRIAM enzyme-specific profiles5.3.99.8
KEGG Ligand Database for Enzyme Nomenclature5.3.99.8
IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature5.3.99.8
IntEnz5.3.99.8
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MetaCyc5.3.99.8
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot
Q42435, CCS_CAPAN;  Q9SEA0, CCS_CITSI;  

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