Retinal isomerase

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retinal isomerase
Identifiers
EC number 5.2.1.3
CAS number 9023-76-1
Databases
IntEnz IntEnz view
BRENDA BRENDA entry
ExPASy NiceZyme view
KEGG KEGG entry
MetaCyc metabolic pathway
PRIAM profile
PDB structures RCSB PDB PDBe PDBsum
Gene Ontology AmiGO / EGO

In enzymology, a retinal isomerase (EC 5.2.1.3) is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction

all-trans-retinal \rightleftharpoons 11-cis-retinal

Hence, this enzyme has one substrate, all-trans-retinal, and one product, 11-cis-retinal.

This enzyme belongs to the family of isomerases, specifically cis-trans isomerases. The systematic name of this enzyme class is all-trans-retinal 11-cis-trans-isomerase. Other names in common use include retinene isomerase, and retinoid isomerase. This enzyme participates in retinol metabolism.

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