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phytoene desaturase (neurosporene-forming)

Cat No.
EXWM-1430
Description
This enzyme is involved in carotenoid biosynthesis and catalyses up to three desaturation steps (cf. EC 1.3.99.29 [phytoene desaturase (ζ-carotene-forming)], EC 1.3.99.30 [phytoene desaturase (3,4-didehydrolycopene-forming)], EC 1.3.99.31 [phytoene desaturase (lycopene-forming)]). The enzyme is activated by FAD. NAD+, NADP+ or ATP show no activating effect.
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
3-step phytoene desaturase; three-step phytoene desaturase; phytoene desaturase (ambiguous); CrtI (ambiguous)
Reaction
15-cis-phytoene + 3 acceptor = all-trans-neurosporene + 3 reduced acceptor (overall reaction); (1a) 15-cis-phytoene + acceptor = all-trans-phytofluene + reduced acceptor; (1b) all-trans-phytofluene + acceptor = all-trans-ζ-carotene + reduced acceptor; (1c) all-trans-ζ-carotene + acceptor = all-trans-neurosporene + reduced acceptor
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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