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ENZYME entry: EC 1.14.15.24

Accepted Name
Beta-carotene 3-hydroxylase.
Alternative Name(s)
Beta-carotene 3,3'-monooxygenase.
Reaction catalysed
Beta-carotene + 4 reduced ferredoxin [iron-sulfur] cluster + 2 H(+) + 2 O(2) <=> zeaxanthin + 4 oxidized ferredoxin [iron-sulfur] cluster + 2 H(2)O
Cofactor(s)
Fe cation.
Comment(s)
  • Also acts on other carotenoids with a beta-end group.
  • In some species canthaxanthin is the preferred substrate.
  • Formerly EC 1.14.13.129.
Cross-references
BRENDA1.14.15.24
EC2PDB1.14.15.24
ExplorEnz1.14.15.24
PRIAM enzyme-specific profiles1.14.15.24
KEGG Ligand Database for Enzyme Nomenclature1.14.15.24
IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature1.14.15.24
IntEnz1.14.15.24
MEDLINEFind literature relating to 1.14.15.24
MetaCyc1.14.15.24
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot
Q9SZZ8, BCH1_ARATH;  O49815, BCH1_CAPAN;  Q9LTG0, BCH2_ARATH;  
O49814, BCH2_CAPAN;  B3SGL0, BCH_GENLU;  Q9SPK6, BCH_HAELA;  
C3VEQ1, BCH_ONCHC;  P21688, CRTZ_PANAN;  Q44262, CRTZ_PARS1;  
P54973, CRTZ_PARSN;  

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