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EC 1.2.1.82     
Accepted name: β-apo-4′-carotenal oxygenase
Reaction: 4′-apo-β,ψ-caroten-4′-al + NAD+ + H2O = neurosporaxanthin + NADH + 2 H+
Glossary: neurosporaxanthin = 4′-apo-β,ψ-caroten-4′-oic acid
Other name(s): β-apo-4′-carotenal dehydrogenase; YLO-1; carD (gene name)
Systematic name: 4′-apo-β,ψ-carotenal:NAD+ oxidoreductase
Comments: Neurosporaxanthin is responsible for the orange color of of Neurospora.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc
References:
1.  Estrada, A.F., Youssar, L., Scherzinger, D., Al-Babili, S. and Avalos, J. The ylo-1 gene encodes an aldehyde dehydrogenase responsible for the last reaction in the Neurospora carotenoid pathway. Mol. Microbiol. 69 (2008) 1207–1220. [PMID: 18627463]
2.  Diaz-Sanchez, V., Estrada, A.F., Trautmann, D., Al-Babili, S. and Avalos, J. The gene carD encodes the aldehyde dehydrogenase responsible for neurosporaxanthin biosynthesis in Fusarium fujikuroi. FEBS J. 278 (2011) 3164–3176. [PMID: 21749649]
[EC 1.2.1.82 created 2011]
 
 


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