Delta-4 desaturase | Thraustochytrium sp. - Thraustochytrids | BCH-GENE-SCBD-115645 | Genetic element | Biosafety Clearing-House

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Genetic element (GENE)

last updated: 16 Jul 2020
General information
Delta-4 desaturase
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  • Δ4-desaturase
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  • D4D
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FAD4
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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-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.
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