Efficient delivery of long-chain fatty aldehydes from the Nostoc punctiforme acyl-acyl carrier protein reductase to its cognate aldehyde-deformylating oxygenase.

Abstract

A two-step pathway consisting of an acyl-acyl carrier protein (ACP) reductase (AAR) and an aldehyde-deformylating oxygenase (ADO) allows various cyanobacteria to convert long-chain fatty acids into hydrocarbons. AAR catalyzes the two-electron, NADPH-dependent reduction of a fatty acid attached to ACP via a thioester linkage to the corresponding fatty… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/bi500847u

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