Information on EC 1.14.99.44 - diapolycopene oxygenase

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IUBMB Comments
Little activity with neurosporene or lycopene. Involved in the biosynthesis of C30 carotenoids such as staphyloxanthin. The enzyme oxidizes each methyl group to the hydroxymethyl and then a dihydroxymethyl group, followed by the spontaneous loss of water to give an aldehyde group.
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The expected taxonomic range for this enzyme is: Bacteria, Archaea
Synonyms
4,4'-diapolycopene oxygenase, CrtN2, CrtNb, CrtOx, more
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LITERATURE
4,4'-diapolycopene + 4 reduced acceptor + 4 O2 = 4,4'-diapolycopenedial + 4 acceptor + 6 H2O
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