On the substrate- and stereospecificity of the plant carotenoid cleavage dioxygenase 7.

@article{Bruno2014OnTS,
  title={On the substrate- and stereospecificity of the plant carotenoid cleavage dioxygenase 7.},
  author={Mark Bruno and Manuel Hofmann and Martina Vermathen and Adrian Alder and Peter Beyer and Salim Al-Babili},
  journal={FEBS letters},
  year={2014},
  volume={588 9},
  pages={1802-7}
}
Strigolactones are phytohormones synthesized from carotenoids via a stereospecific pathway involving the carotenoid cleavage dioxygenases 7 (CCD7) and 8. CCD7 cleaves 9-cis-β-carotene to form a supposedly 9-cis-configured β-apo-10'-carotenal. CCD8 converts this intermediate through a combination of yet undetermined reactions into the strigolactone-like… CONTINUE READING