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A new class EC 7, Translocases, has been added to the EC list. It will be part of ENZYME from release 2018_10. Read more about EC 7 here.

ENZYME entry: EC

Accepted Name
Fatty acid photodecarboxylase.
Reaction catalysed
A long-chain fatty acid + h-nu <=> a long-chain alkane + CO(2)
  • This algal enzyme, characterized from the green algae Chlorella variabilis and Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, is dependent on blue light, which photooxidizes its FAD cofactor.
  • The enzyme acts on fatty acids in the range of C(12) to C(22), with a higher efficiency for C(16) to C(17) chains, and forms an alkane product that is one carbon shorter than the substrate.
  • The enzyme can also act on unsaturated fatty acids, forming the respective alkenes, but does not generate a new double bond.
PRIAM enzyme-specific profiles4.1.1.106
KEGG Ligand Database for Enzyme Nomenclature4.1.1.106
IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature4.1.1.106
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