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carotenoid isomerooxygenase

Cat No.
EXWM-0585
Description
The enzyme, characterized from the moth Galleria mellonella and the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster, is involved in the synthesis of retinal from dietary caroteoids in insects. The enzyme accepts different all-trans carotenoids, including β-carotene, α-carotene and lutein, and catalyses the symmetrical cleavage of the carotenoid and the simultaneous isomerization of only one of the products to a cis configuration. When the substrate is hydroxylated only in one side (as in cryptoxanthin), the enzyme preferentially isomerizes the hydroxylated part of the molecule.
Form
Liquid or lyophilized powder
Enzyme Commission Number
Storage
Store it at +4 ºC for short term. For long term storage, store it at -20 ºC~-80 ºC.
Synonyms
ninaB (gene name)
Reaction
zeaxanthin + O2 = (3R)-11-cis-3-hydroxyretinal + (3R)-all-trans-3-hydroxyretinal
Notes
This item requires custom production and lead time is between 5-9 weeks. We can custom produce according to your specifications.
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