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β-carotene 15,15′-dioxygenase

Pronunciation: kar′ō-tēn dī-oks′ē-jen′ās

Definition: An enzyme catalyzing the reaction of β-carotene plus O2, producing two retinals.

Synonym(s): β-carotene-cleavage enzyme, carotenase

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