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Genetic element (GENE)
last updated: 15 Jul 2020
Protein coding sequence
Omega-3 desaturase catalyzes the conversion of arachidonic acid (20:4) to eicosapentaenoic acid (20:5) by creating a double bond at the third position from the methyl end of arachidonic acid. Research has indicated that this enzyme converts 31% of arachidonic acid to eicosapentaenoic acid and has greater activity on C20 and C22 fatty acid substrates than on C18 substrates.EN
Omega-3 desaturase is 361 amino acids in length and approximately 41 kDa in size.EN
- GenBank - Phytophthora infestans T30-4 omega-3 fatty acid desaturase, endoplasmic reticulum, putative (PITG_10063) mRNA, complete cds [ English ]
- Stepwise engineering to produce high yields of very long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in plants.pdf [ English ]
- Comparison of the Substrate Preferences of ω3 Fatty Acid Desaturases for Long Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids.pdf [ English ]
- Reconstitution of EPA and DHA biosynthesis in Arabidopsis iterative metabolic engineering for the synthesis of n−3 LC-PUFAs in transgenic plants.pdf [ English ]