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  • Tao, L.; Schenzle, A.; Odom, J.; Cheng, Q.
    Novel carotenoid oxidase involved in biosynthesis of 4,4'-diapolycopene dialdehyde (2005), Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 71, 3294-3301.
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Organism UniProt Comment Textmining
Methylomonas sp. Q4VKV0

Substrates and Products (Substrate)

Substrates Comment Substrates Organism Products Comment (Products) Rev. Reac.
4,4'-diaponeurosporen-4,4'-dial + acceptor 4,4'-diaponeurosporen-4,4'-dial is a dark-reddish purple pigment Methylomonas sp. 4,4'-diaponeurosporene-4,4'-dioic acid + reduced acceptor product is a pink pigment with absorption maxima at 465, 490, and 519 nm ?


Synonyms Comment Organism
Methylomonas sp.

General Information

General Information Comment Organism
physiological function coexpression of the crtN ald crtNb gene cluster from Methylomonas sp. with Staphylococcus aureus crtM in Escherichia coli results in synthesis of 4,4'-diaponeurosporene-4,4'-dioic acid as a pink pigment Methylomonas sp.