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BCO2  -  beta-carotene oxygenase 2

Homo sapiens

Synonyms: B-DIOX-II, B-diox-II, BCDO2, Beta,beta-carotene 9',10'-oxygenase, Beta-carotene dioxygenase 2, ...
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  • The second enzyme involved in carotenoid metabolism, beta,beta-carotene 9',10'-dioxygenase, is responsible for the excentric cleavage pathway of carotenoids, cleaving beta,beta-carotene to 10'-apo-carotenal and beta-ionone [1].


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