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acyl-lipid (9-3)-desaturase

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The enzyme, characterized from the moss Physcomitrella patens and the plant Borago officinalis (borage), introduces a cis double bond at carbon 6 of several acyl-lipids that contain an existing Δ9 cis double bond. The enzyme contains a cytochrome b5 domain that acts as the electron donor for the active site of the desaturase.
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Store it at +4 ºC for short term. For long term storage, store it at -20 ºC~-80 ºC.
acyl-lipid 6-desaturase; Δ6-desaturase; DES6 (gene name)
(1) an α-linolenoyl-[glycerolipid] + 2 ferrocytochrome b5 + O2 + 2 H+ = a stearidonoyl-[glycerolipid] + ferricytochrome b5 + 2 H2O; (2) a linoleoyl-[glycerolipid] + 2 ferrocytochrome b5 + O2 + 2 H+ = a γ-linolenoyl-[glycerolipid] + ferricytochrome b5 + 2 H2O
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