ketolase

ketolase

[′kēd·əl‚ās]
(biochemistry)
A type of enzyme that catalyzes cleavage of carbohydrates at the carbonyl carbon position.
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Mutational and functional analysis of the P-carotene ketolase involved in the production of canthaxanthin and astaxanthin.
They accomplished this by adding a single enzyme from red algae, b-carotene ketolase.
During the biochemical pathway from xylose to fructose-6-phosphate, sequences for xylose isomerase were isolated, but sequences for xylulo kinase and trans ketolase were not isolated.