1.3.5.5: 15-cis-phytoene desaturase

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Reaction

15,9'-dicis-phytofluene
+
plastoquinone
=
9,15,9'-tricis-zeta-carotene
+
plastoquinol

Synonyms

BoPDS, CitPDS1, CrtP, PDS, PDS1, PDS3

ECTree

     1 Oxidoreductases
         1.3 Acting on the CH-CH group of donors
             1.3.5 With a quinone or related compound as acceptor
                1.3.5.5 15-cis-phytoene desaturase

Systematic Name

Systematic Name on EC 1.3.5.5 - 15-cis-phytoene desaturase

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SYSTEMATIC NAME
IUBMB Comments
15-cis-phytoene:plastoquinone oxidoreductase
This enzyme is involved in carotenoid biosynthesis in plants and cyanobacteria. The enzyme from Synechococcus can also use NAD+ and NADP+ as electron acceptor under anaerobic conditions. The enzyme from Gentiana lutea shows no activity with NAD+ or NADP+ [1].