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C05434     3,7,12,16,20,24-hexamethyl-1- (2,6,6...

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Disease relevance of C05434

  • Further introduction of the lycopene cyclase gene from E. uredovora (crtY) or the higher plant Capsicum annuum (Icy) resulted in the production of a bicyclic carotenoid, 7,8-dihydro-beta-carotene, via monocyclic beta-zeacarotene. zeta-Carotene was also found to be cyclized to bicyclic 7,8,7',8'-tetrahydro-beta-carotene by the Erwinia cyclase [1].

High impact information on C05434


  1. The carotenoid 7,8-dihydro-psi end group can be cyclized by the lycopene cyclases from the bacterium Erwinia uredovora and the higher plant Capsicum annuum. Takaichi, S., Sandmann, G., Schnurr, G., Satomi, Y., Suzuki, A., Misawa, N. Eur. J. Biochem. (1996) [Pubmed]
  2. Genetic regulation of carotene biosynthesis in selected tomato strains: aspects of beta-carotene biosynthesis and B gene specificity. Premachandra, B.R. International journal for vitamin and nutrition research. Internationale Zeitschrift für Vitamin- und Ernährungsforschung. Journal international de vitaminologie et de nutrition. (1986) [Pubmed]
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