Information on EC 188.8.131.52 - 8'-apo-carotenoid 13,14-cleaving dioxygenase
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The enzyme appears in viruses and cellular organisms
8'-apo-carotenoid 13,14-cleaving dioxygenase
8'-apo-beta-carotenal + O2 = 13-apo-beta-carotenone + 2,6-dimethyldeca-2,4,6,8-tetraenedial
8'-apo-beta-carotenal:oxygen 13,14-dioxygenase (bond-cleaving)
Isolated from the bacterium Novosphingobium aromaticivorans. It is less active with 4'-apo-beta-carotenal and gamma-carotene.