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EC 4.2.1.73     
Accepted name: protoaphin-aglucone dehydratase (cyclizing)
Reaction: protoaphin aglucone = xanthoaphin + H2O
Other name(s): protoaphin dehydratase; protoaphin dehydratase (cyclizing); protoaphin-aglucone hydro-lyase (cyclizing)
Systematic name: protoaphin-aglucone hydro-lyase (cyclizing; xanthoaphin-forming)
Comments: The product is converted non-enzymically to erythroaphin, an aphid pigment.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 64177-87-3
References:
1.  Cameron, D.W., Sawyer, W.H. and Trikojus, V.M. Colouring matters of the Aphidoidea. XLII. Purification and properties of the cyclising enzyme [Protoaphin dehydratase (cyclising)] concerned with pigment transformation in the wooly aphid Eriosoma lanigerum Hausmann (Hemiptera: Insecta). Aust. J. Biol. Sci. 30 (1977) 173–181.
[EC 4.2.1.73 created 1978]
 
 


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