EC 1.3.1.96 - Botryococcus squalene synthase

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EC 1.3.1.96

Names

Accepted name:
Botryococcus squalene synthase
Other name:
SSL-2 (gene name)
Systematic name:
squalene:NADP+ oxidoreductase

Reaction

Comments:

Isolated from the green alga Botryococcus braunii BOT22. Acts in the reverse direction. cf. EC 2.5.1.21, squalene synthase, where squalene is formed directly from farnesyl diphosphate.

Links to other databases

Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , DIAGRAM , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UniPathway
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot:

References

  1. Niehaus, T. D., Okada, S., Devarenne, T. P., Watt, D. S., Sviripa, V., Chappell, J.
    Identification of unique mechanisms for triterpene biosynthesis in Botryococcus braunii.
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 108: 12260-12265 (2011). [PMID: 21746901]

[EC 1.3.1.96 created 2012]