delta-5 desaturase | Thraustochytrium sp. - Thraustochytrids | BCH-GENE-SCBD-115286 | Genetic element | Biosafety Clearing-House

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Genetic element (GENE)

published: 03 Dec 2019 last updated: 15 Jul 2020
General information
delta-5 desaturase
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  • Fatty acyl desaturase 5
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  • FAD5
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Δ5D
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Protein coding sequence
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Donor organism
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Characteristics of the protein coding sequence
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Delta-5 desaturase converts dihomo-γ-linolenic acid (20:3) to arachidonic acid (20:4), by removing two hydrogen atoms and creating a double bond at the fifth carbon-carbon bond from the carboxylic acid end in fatty acids.
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