IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: (11Z)-hexadec-11-enoyl-CoA conjugase

Reaction: (11Z)-hexadec-11-enoyl-CoA + reduced acceptor + O2 = (10E,12Z)-hexadeca-10,12-dienoyl-CoA + acceptor + 2 H2O

Other name(s): Bmpgdesat1 (gene name)

Systematic name: (11Z)-hexadec-11-enoyl-CoA,reduced acceptor:oxygen 10,13-allylic oxidase (10E,12E-forming)

Comments: The enzyme, characterized from the silk moth Bombyx mori, catalyses a step in the pathway for the biosynthesis of bombykol, a sex pheromone produced by the moth. The enzyme converts a single cis double bond at position 11 of (11Z)-hexadec-11-enoyl-CoA into conjugated 10 trans and 12 cis double bonds. Prior to catalysing this reaction, the enzyme catalyses the introduction of the cis bond in position 11 (cf. EC, acyl-CoA 11-desaturase).

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1. Moto, K., Suzuki, M.G., Hull, J.J., Kurata, R., Takahashi, S., Yamamoto, M., Okano, K., Imai, K., Ando, T. and Matsumoto, S. Involvement of a bifunctional fatty-acyl desaturase in the biosynthesis of the silkmoth, Bombyx mori, sex pheromone. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 101 (2004) 8631-8636. [PMID: 15173596]

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