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ENZYME entry: EC 4.1.1.106

Accepted Name
Fatty acid photodecarboxylase.
Reaction catalysed
A long-chain fatty acid + light <=> a long-chain alkane + CO(2)
Comment(s)
  • 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.
Cross-references
BRENDA4.1.1.106
EC2PDB4.1.1.106
ExplorEnz4.1.1.106
PRIAM enzyme-specific profiles4.1.1.106
KEGG Ligand Database for Enzyme Nomenclature4.1.1.106
IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature4.1.1.106
IntEnz4.1.1.106
MEDLINEFind literature relating to 4.1.1.106
MetaCyc4.1.1.106
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot
A8JHB7, FAP_CHLRE;  A0A248QE08, FAP_CHLVA;  

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