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Information on EC 1.13.11.71 - carotenoid-9',10'-cleaving dioxygenase

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IUBMB Comments

Requires Fe2+. The enzyme catalyses the asymmetric oxidative cleavage of carotenoids. The mammalian enzyme can also cleave all-trans-lycopene.

The enzyme appears in viruses and cellular organisms

Synonyms
bcdo2, scbco2, beta-carotene-9',10'-oxygenase, beta-carotene 9',10'-oxygenase, xanthophyll cleavage enzyme, ljccd7, bc-9',10'-oxygenase, more

REACTION
REACTION DIAGRAM
COMMENTARY hide
ORGANISM
UNIPROT
LITERATURE
all-trans-beta-carotene + O2 = all-trans-10'-apo-beta-carotenal + beta-ionone
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