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bcmo1

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Official Full Name
beta-carotene 15,15'-monooxygenase 1
Background
Vitamin A metabolism is important for vital processes such as vision, embryonic development, cell differentiation, and membrane and skin protection. The protein encoded by this gene is a key enzyme in beta-carotene metabolism to vitamin A. It catalyzes the oxidative cleavage of beta,beta-carotene into two retinal molecules.
Synonyms
BCMO1; beta-carotene 15,15-monooxygenase 1; BCDO, BCDO1, beta carotene 15, 15 dioxygenase 1; beta,beta-carotene 15,15-monooxygenase; BCMO; FLJ10730; beta-carotene dioxygenase 1; beta-carotene 15, 15-dioxygenase 1; BCO; BCDO; BCO1; BCDO1; beta-carotene 15,15-dioxygenase