On the Structure and Function of the Phytoene Desaturase CRTI from Pantoea ananatis, a Membrane-Peripheral and FAD-Dependent Oxidase/Isomerase

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CRTI-type phytoene desaturases prevailing in bacteria and fungi can form lycopene directly from phytoene while plants employ two distinct desaturases and two cis-tans isomerases for the same purpose. This property renders CRTI a valuable gene to engineer provitamin A-formation to help combat vitamin A malnutrition, such as with Golden Rice. To understand… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0039550

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@inproceedings{Schaub2012OnTS, title={On the Structure and Function of the Phytoene Desaturase CRTI from Pantoea ananatis, a Membrane-Peripheral and FAD-Dependent Oxidase/Isomerase}, author={Patrick Schaub and Qiuju Yu and Sandra Gemmecker and Pierre Poussin-Courmontagne and Justine Mailliot and Alastair G. McEwen and Sandro Ghisla and Salim Al-Babili and Jean Cavarelli and Peter Beyer}, booktitle={PloS one}, year={2012} }