KEGG   REACTION: R06962
Entry
R06962                      Reaction                               
Name
carotenoid beta-end group lyase (decyclizing)
Definition
delta-Carotene <=> alpha-Carotene
Equation
Comment
lycopene beta cyclase
Reaction class
RC01004  C05433_C08586
Enzyme
Pathway
rn00906  Carotenoid biosynthesis
rn01100  Metabolic pathways
rn01110  Biosynthesis of secondary metabolites
Orthology
K06443  lycopene beta-cyclase [EC:5.5.1.19]
Reference
1  [PMID:8837512]
  Authors
Cunningham FX Jr, Pogson B, Sun Z, McDonald KA, DellaPenna D, Gantt E.
  Title
Functional analysis of the beta and epsilon lycopene cyclase enzymes of Arabidopsis reveals a mechanism for control of cyclic carotenoid formation.
  Journal
Plant Cell 8:1613-26 (1996)
DOI:10.1105/tpc.8.9.1613
Reference
2  [PMID:11226339]
  Authors
Cunningham FX Jr, Gantt E
  Title
One ring or two? Determination of ring number in carotenoids by lycopene epsilon-cyclases.
  Journal
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 98:2905-10 (2001)
DOI:10.1073/pnas.051618398

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