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  • Takahashi, F.; Igarashi, K.; Takimura, Y.; Yamamoto, T.
    Elucidation of secondary alcohol metabolism in Starmerella bombicola and contribution of primary alcohol oxidase FAO1 (2019), FEMS Yeast Res., 19, foz012 .
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Organism UniProt Comment Textmining
Starmerella bombicola A0A024FB95 cf. EC

Substrates and Products (Substrate)

Substrates Comment Substrates Organism Products Comment (Products) Rev. Reac.
1-tetradecanol + O2
Starmerella bombicola tetradecanal + H2O2
additional information no substrates: 2-dodecanol, 2-tetradecanol, 7-tetradecanol, 2-hexadecanol or secondary alcohols Starmerella bombicola ?


Synonyms Comment Organism
Starmerella bombicola

General Information

General Information Comment Organism
physiological function a FAO1 mutant is unable to grow with secondary alcohols, but has very low activity toward secondary alcohols. Alkyl polyglucosides hydroxylated at the omega position in the alkyl chain of the secondary alcohol are observed in the FAO1 mutant. In the double mutant of FAO1 and hydroxy fatty acid glycosyltransferase UGTA1, accumulation of 1,13-tetradecandiol and 2,13-tetradecandiol is observed. Hydroxylation occurs first at the omega and omega-1 positions in the secondary alcohol metabolism of Starmerella bombicola, followed by primary alcohol oxidation Starmerella bombicola