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EC 5.2.1.14     
Accepted name: β-carotene isomerase
Reaction: all-trans-β-carotene = 9-cis-β-carotene
For diagram of strigol biosynthesis, click here
Other name(s): DWARF27 (gene name)
Systematic name: β-carotene 9-cis-all-trans isomerase
Comments: The enzyme participates in a pathway leading to biosynthesis of strigolactones, plant hormones involved in promotion of symbiotic associations known as arbuscular mycorrhiza.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc
References:
1.  Lin, H., Wang, R., Qian, Q., Yan, M., Meng, X., Fu, Z., Yan, C., Jiang, B., Su, Z., Li, J. and Wang, Y. DWARF27, an iron-containing protein required for the biosynthesis of strigolactones, regulates rice tiller bud outgrowth. Plant Cell 21 (2009) 1512–1525. [PMID: 19470589]
2.  Alder, A., Jamil, M., Marzorati, M., Bruno, M., Vermathen, M., Bigler, P., Ghisla, S., Bouwmeester, H., Beyer, P. and Al-Babili, S. The path from β-carotene to carlactone, a strigolactone-like plant hormone. Science 335 (2012) 1348–1351. [PMID: 22422982]
[EC 5.2.1.14 created 2012]
 
 


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