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Gene and DNA Sequence
Record information and status
Record ID
115645
Status
Published
Date of creation
2020-07-16 14:20 UTC (austein.mcloughlin@cbd.int)
Date of last update
2020-07-16 14:21 UTC (austein.mcloughlin@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2020-07-16 14:21 UTC (austein.mcloughlin@cbd.int)

General information
Name of the gene or DNA sequence
Delta-4 desaturase
Alternate Genetic Element Name (synonyms)
Δ4-desaturase
D4D
Abbreviation
FAD4
Category of DNA sequence
  • Protein coding sequence
Is the gene / DNA sequence is a synthetic molecule?
No
Donor organism
Donor organism
Thraustochytrium sp. - Thraustochytrids
Characteristics of the protein coding sequence
Biological function
Delta-4 desaturase catalyzes the creation of a double bond at the fourth position from the carboxyl end of docosapentaenoic acid (C22:5), converting it into docosahexaenoic acid (C22:6). It was also found that the another substrate for Δ4-desaturase, 22:4ω6, can be parallely desaturated to 22:5ω6.
Related trait(s) or use(s) in biotechnology

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