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Information on EC 1.13.11.59 - torulene dioxygenase

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IUBMB Comments

It is assumed that 3-methylbut-2-enal is formed. The enzyme cannot cleave the saturated 3′,4′-bond of γ-carotene which implies that a 3′,4′-double bond is neccessary for this reaction.

The enzyme appears in viruses and cellular organisms

Synonyms
carotenoid oxygenase, cao-2, torulene dioxygenase, more

REACTION
REACTION DIAGRAM
COMMENTARY hide
ORGANISM
UNIPROT
LITERATURE
torulene + O2 = 4'-apo-beta,psi-caroten-4'-al + 3-methylbut-2-enal
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PATHWAY SOURCE
PATHWAYS
MetaCyc
neurosporaxanthin biosynthesis
Highest Expressing Human Cell Lines
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