The enzyme, characterized from the plant Limnanthes douglasii (meadowfoam), is involved in the biosynthesis of (5Z)-icos-5-enoate, an unusual monounsaturated fatty acid that makes up to 60% of the total fatty acids in Limnanthes sp. seed oil. The enzyme only acts on saturated fatty acids.
the enzyme is a member of the large DELTAa9-FADS-like or ADS subfamily found in eukaryotes including vertebrates, insects, higher plants and fungi, as well as a wide range of bacteria. These non-heme, iron-containing, endoplasmic reticulum membrane-bound enzymes exhibit a diversity of subcellular localization, lipid substrate utilization, regiospecificity, and biological function
meadowfoam seed oil is the richest known source of DELTA5 monounsaturated fatty acids and presently the sole commercial source of DELTA5-unsaturated very long chain fatty acids, a high 20:1DELTA5 phenotype of meadowfoam oil
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gene DELTA5DS, gene mapping and genotyping, Construction and annotation of a developing embryo cDNA library, gene DELTA5DS DNA and amino acid sequence determination and analysis, sequence comparisons, RT-PCR enzyme expression analysis