Any feedback?
Please rate this page
(enzyme.php)
(0/150)

BRENDA support

Information on EC 4.1.1.106 - fatty acid photodecarboxylase

for references in articles please use BRENDA:EC4.1.1.106

Please wait a moment until all data is loaded. This message will disappear when all data is loaded.
IUBMB Comments

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 C12 to C22, with a higher efficiency for C16 to C17 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.

The enzyme appears in viruses and cellular organisms

Synonyms
fatty acid photodecarboxylase, more

REACTION
REACTION DIAGRAM
COMMENTARY hide
ORGANISM
UNIPROT
LITERATURE
a long-chain fatty acid + hnu = a long-chain alkane + CO2
show the reaction diagram
-
-
-
-
Highest Expressing Human Cell Lines
Cell Line Links Gene Links