ENZYME entry: EC 5.5.1.18

Accepted Name
Lycopene epsilon-cyclase.
Reaction catalysed
Carotenoid psi-end group <=> carotenoid epsilon-end group
Comment(s)
  • The carotenoid lycopene has the psi-end group at both ends.
  • When acting on one end, this enzyme forms delta-carotene.
  • When acting on both ends, it forms epsilon-carotene.
Cross-references
BRENDA5.5.1.18
EC2PDB5.5.1.18
ExplorEnz5.5.1.18
PRIAM enzyme-specific profiles5.5.1.18
KEGG Ligand Database for Enzyme Nomenclature5.5.1.18
IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature5.5.1.18
IntEnz5.5.1.18
MEDLINEFind literature relating to 5.5.1.18
MetaCyc5.5.1.18
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot
Q38932, LCYE_ARATH;  D9IL24, LCYE_ONCHC;  O65837, LCYE_SOLLC;  

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