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What is the BCMO1 Gene ?

  5 years, 1 month ago

The #BCMO1 gene encodes the beta-carotene 15,15'-monooxygenase protein which cleaves beta-carotene symmetrically to yield two molecules of retinal. Polymorphisms in this #gene can affect serum #retinol concentration. In other words: this mutation may cause you to have lower retinol levels. #eyehealth ..more