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1 Hydroxycarotenoid 3,4 desaturase

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1-Hydroxycarotenoid 3,4-desaturase (EC, CrtD, hydroxyneurosporene desaturase, carotenoid 3,4-dehydrogenase, 1-hydroxy-carotenoid 3,4-dehydrogenase) is an enzyme with systematic name 1-hydroxy-1,2-dihydrolycopene:acceptor oxidoreductase. This enzyme catalyses the following chemical reaction

1-hydroxy-1,2-dihydrolycopene + acceptor 1-hydroxy-3,4-didehydro-1,2-dihydrolycopene + reduced acceptor

The enzymes from Rubrivivax gelatinosus and Rhodobacter sphaeroides acts primarily on acyclic carotenoids.


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