A novel Delta9 acyl-lipid desaturase, DesC2, from cyanobacteria acts on fatty acids esterified to the sn-2 position of glycerolipids.

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Acyl-lipid desaturases are enzymes that convert a C-C single bond into a C=C double bond in fatty acids that are esterified to membrane-bound glycerolipids. Four types of acyl-lipid desaturase, namely DesA, DesB, DesC, and DesD, acting at the Delta12, Delta15, Delta9, and Delta6 positions of fatty acids respectively, have been characterized in cyanobacteria… (More)

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@article{Chintalapati2006AND, title={A novel Delta9 acyl-lipid desaturase, DesC2, from cyanobacteria acts on fatty acids esterified to the sn-2 position of glycerolipids.}, author={Suresh K Chintalapati and Jogadhenu Shyam Sunder Prakash and Pratima Gupta and Shuji Ohtani and Iwane Suzuki and Toshio Sakamoto and Norio Murata and Sisinthy Shivaji}, journal={The Biochemical journal}, year={2006}, volume={398 2}, pages={207-14} }