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xanthommatin reductase activity

Known as: 5,12-dihydroxanthommatin:NAD+ oxidoreductase activity 
Catalysis of the reaction: 5,12-dihydroxanthommatin + NAD(+) = H(+) + NADH + xanthommatin. [EC:, RHEA:13420]
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  • H. Langer
  • Zeitschrift für vergleichende Physiologie
  • 2004
  • Corpus ID: 24851236
SummaryThe pigment granules in the compound eye of the blow-fly Calliphora erythrocephala were investigated by… 
T H E DARK EYE COLOR of insects is due to the accumulation of a brown pigment called insectorubin that is synthesized from…