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Accepted name: 1-hydroxy-2-isopentenylcarotenoid 3,4-desaturase
Reaction: (1) dihydroisopentenyldehydrorhodopin + acceptor = isopentenyldehydrorhodopin + reduced acceptor
(2) dihydrobisanhydrobacterioruberin + acceptor = bisanhydrobacterioruberin + reduced acceptor
For diagram of bacterioruberin biosynthesis, click here
Glossary: bisanhydrobacterioruberin = (2S,2S′)-2,2′-bis(3-methylbut-2-en-1-yl)-3,4-didehydro-1,1′,2,2′-tetrahydro-ψ,ψ-carotene-1,1′-diol
dihydrobisanhydrobacterioruberin = (2S,2S′)-2,2′-bis(3-methylbut-2-en-1-yl)-3,3′,4,4′-tetradehydro-1,1′,2,2′-tetrahydro-ψ,ψ-carotene-1,1′-diol
dihydroisopentenyldehydrorhodopin = (2S)-2-(3-methylbut-2-en-1-yl)-3,4-didehydro-1,2-dihydro-ψ,ψ-caroten-1-ol
isopentenyldehydrorhodopin = (2S)-2-(3-methylbut-2-en-1-yl)-1,2-dihydro-ψ,ψ-caroten-1-ol
Other name(s): crtD (gene name)
Systematic name: dihydroisopentenyldehydrorhodopin:acceptor 3,4-oxidoreductase
Comments: The enzyme, isolated from the archaeon Haloarcula japonica, is involved in the biosynthesis of the C50 carotenoid bacterioruberin. In this pathway it catalyses the desaturation of the C-3,4 double bond in dihydroisopentenyldehydrorhodopin and the desaturation of the C-3′,4′ double bond in dihydrobisanhydrobacterioruberin.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc
1.  Yang, Y., Yatsunami, R., Ando, A., Miyoko, N., Fukui, T., Takaichi, S. and Nakamura, S. Complete biosynthetic pathway of the C50 carotenoid bacterioruberin from lycopene in the extremely halophilic archaeon Haloarcula japonica. J. Bacteriol. 197 (2015) 1614–1623. [DOI] [PMID: 25712483]
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