anthocyanidin synthase

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Word Map on EC


a (2R,3S,4S)-leucoanthocyanidin
an anthocyanidin
+ 2 H2O


anthocyanidin synthase, anthocyanin synthase, leucocyanidin dioxygenase, ANS, leucoanthocyanidin dioxygenase, LDOX, leucoanthocyanidin oxygenase, GbANS, MdANS, IbANS, anthocyanidine synthase, leucocyanidin oxygenase, leucocyanidin,2-oxoglutarate:oxygen oxidoreductase, RtLDOX, McANS-1, anthocyanidin synthase 1, FcANS1, McANS-2, ANS-1, ANS-2


     1 Oxidoreductases
         1.14 Acting on paired donors, with incorporation or reduction of molecular oxygen
             1.14.20 With 2-oxoglutarate as one donor, and the other dehydrogenated
       anthocyanidin synthase

Systematic Name

Systematic Name on EC - anthocyanidin synthase

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IUBMB Comments
(2R,3S,4S)-leucoanthocyanidin,2-oxoglutarate:oxygen oxidoreductase
The enzyme requires Fe(II) and ascorbate. It is involved in the pathway by which many flowering plants make anthocyanin flower pigments (glycosylated anthocyandins). The enzyme hydroxylates the C-3 carbon, followed by a trans diaxial elimination, forming a C-2,C-3 enol. The product loses a second water molecule to form anthocyanidins. When assayed in vitro, non-enzymic epimerization of the product can lead to formation of dihydroflavanols. Thus when the substrate is leucocyanidin, a mixture of (+)-taxifolin and (+)-epitaxifolin are formed. The enzyme can also oxidize the formed (+)-taxifolin to quercetin (cf. EC, flavonol synthase) [2,3].