MetaCyc Compound: all-trans neurosporene

Synonyms: 7,8-dihydro-ψ,ψ-carotene, neurosporene

Superclasses: a lipidan isoprenoida terpenoida tetraterpenoida carotenoida carotene
a secondary metabolitea terpenoida tetraterpenoida carotenoida carotene

Chemical Formula: C40H58

Molecular Weight: 538.9 Daltons

Monoisotopic Molecular Weight: 538.4538518618 Daltons

<i>all-trans</i> neurosporene compound structure


InChI: InChI=1S/C40H58/c1-33(2)19-13-23-37(7)27-17-31-39(9)29-15-25-35(5)21-11-12-22-36(6)26-16-30-40(10)32-18-28-38(8)24-14-20-34(3)4/h11-12,15-17,19-22,25-31H,13-14,18,23-24,32H2,1-10H3/b12-11+,25-15+,26-16+,31-17+,35-21+,36-22+,37-27+,38-28+,39-29+,40-30+


Unification Links: ChEBI:16833, ChemSpider:4444347, HMDB:HMDB03114, KEGG:C05431, LIPID MAPS:LMPR01070086, PubChem:5280789

Standard Gibbs Free Energy of Formation (ΔfG in kcal/mol): 864.46497Inferred by computational analysis [Latendresse13]

Reactions known to consume the compound:

okenone biosynthesis , spirilloxanthin and 2,2'-diketo-spirilloxanthin biosynthesis , trans-lycopene biosynthesis I (bacteria) :
all-trans neurosporene + an oxidized unknown electron acceptor → all-trans-lycopene + an reduced unknown electron acceptor

spheroidene and spheroidenone biosynthesis :
1-hydroxyneurosporene ← all-trans neurosporene + H2O

Reactions known to produce the compound:

neurosporene biosynthesis :
all-trans-ζ-carotene + an oxidized unknown electron acceptor → all-trans neurosporene + an reduced unknown electron acceptor

In Reactions of unknown directionality:

Not in pathways:
15-cis-phytoene + 3 an oxidized unknown electron acceptor = all-trans neurosporene + 3 an reduced unknown electron acceptor
all-trans neurosporene = α-zeacarotene
all-trans neurosporene = β-zeacarotene

This compound has been characterized as an alternative substrate of the following enzymes: γ-carotene 1,2-hydratase, all-trans-lycopene hydratase


Latendresse13: Latendresse M. (2013). "Computing Gibbs Free Energy of Compounds and Reactions in MetaCyc."

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