HMM Summary Page: TIGR04058

Functionlong-chain fatty acyl-ACP reductase (aldehyde-forming)
Trusted Cutoff449.70
Domain Trusted Cutoff449.70
Noise Cutoff449.55
Domain Noise Cutoff449.55
Isology Typeequivalog
EC Number1.1.1.-
HMM Length339
AuthorSelengut J
Entry DateAug 23 2010 10:57AM
Last ModifiedFeb 14 2011 3:27PM
CommentThis enzyme, found in cyanobacteria, reduces a long-chain (mainly C16 or C18) fatty acyl ACP ester to its corresponding fatty aldehyde, releasing the acyl carrier protein (ACP) [1]. NADPH or NADH is the reductant for this reaction. This enzyme may be distantly related to the short-chain dehydrogenase or reductase (SDR) family (PF00106). The purpose of this reaction is in the first step of alkane biosynthesis (GenProp0942).
ReferencesRN [1] RM PMID:20671186 RT Microbial biosynthesis of alkanes. RA Schirmer A, Rude MA, Li X, Popova E, del Cardayre SB RL Science. 2010 Jul 30;329(5991):559-62.
Genome PropertyGenProp0942: alkane biosynthesis, cyanobacterial (HMM)