Protein Name beta-carotene oxygenase 2
Organism Mus musculus
Gene ID 170752
Gene Symbol

Bco2

UniProt Q99NF1 (BCDO2_MOUSE), Q3KNZ2 (Q3KNZ2_MOUSE)
Relationships Total Number of functionally related compound(s) : 38
Total Number of Articles : 29
Description

beta-carotene oxygenase 2

Gene Summary

Enables oxidoreductase activity, acting on single donors with incorporation of molecular oxygen, incorporation of two atoms of oxygen. Involved in isoprenoid metabolic process; regulation of mitochondrial membrane potential; and regulation of reactive oxygen species metabolic process. Acts upstream of or within retinal metabolic process and xanthophyll metabolic process. Located in mitochondrion. Is expressed in brain; embryo; liver; placenta; and yolk sac. Orthologous to human BCO2 (beta-carotene oxygenase 2). [provided by Alliance of Genome Resources, Apr 2022]

synonyms
  • carotenoid-cleaving dioxygenase, mitochondrial
  • b,b-carotene-9',10'-dioxygenase
  • beta,beta-carotene 9',10'-oxygenase
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Properties