Homologous Superfamily

Allene oxide cyclase superfamily (IPR034871)

Short name: Allene_oxi_cyc_sf

Overlapping entries


This superfamily consists of several plant specific allene oxide cyclase proteins (EC: The allene oxide cyclase (AOC)-catalysed step in jasmonate (JA) biosynthesis is important in the wound response of tomato [PMID: 12581315].

The superfamily also contains Dirigent proteins. Dirigent proteins impart stereoselectivity on the phenoxy radical-coupling reaction, yielding optically active lignans from two molecules of coniferyl alcohol in the biosynthesis of lignans, flavonolignans, and alkaloids and thus plays a central role in plant secondary metabolism [PMID: 27756822, PMID: 19946920].

Dirigent proteins and allene oxide cyclases exert stereochemical control on a cyclization reaction. Both share common structural features [PMID: 22443713].

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0009695 jasmonic acid biosynthetic process

Molecular Function

GO:0046423 allene-oxide cyclase activity

Cellular Component

No terms assigned in this category.

Contributing signatures

Signatures from InterPro member databases are used to construct an entry.