EC - Lavandulyl diphosphate synthase

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IntEnz Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name:
lavandulyl diphosphate synthase
Other name:
Systematic name:
dimethylallyl-diphosphate:dimethylallyl-diphosphate dimethylallyltransferase (lavandulyl-diphosphate-forming)



Lavandulyl diphosphate is a monoterpene with a non-head-to-tail linkage. It is unlike most monoterpenoids, which are derived from geranyl diphosphate and have isoprene units that are linked head-to-tail. When this enzyme is incubated with dimethylallyl diphosphate and isopentenyl diphosphate, it also forms the regular monoterpene geranyl diphosphate [2]. The enzyme from Artemisia tridentata (big sagebrush) forms both lavandulyl diphosphate and chrysanthemyl diphosphate (see EC, chrysanthemyl diphosphate synthase) when dimethylally diphosphate is the sole substrate.

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Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , DIAGRAM , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UniPathway
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0033851


  1. Erickson, H.K. and Poulter, C.D.
    Chrysanthemyl diphosphate synthase. The relationship among chain elongation, branching, and cyclopropanation reactions in the isoprenoid biosynthetic pathway.
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 125 : 6886-6888 (2003). [PMID: 12783539]
  2. Hemmerlin, A., Rivera, S.B., Erickson, H.K. and Poulter, C.D.
    Enzymes encoded by the farnesyl diphosphate synthase gene family in the Big Sagebrush Artemisia tridentata ssp. spiciformis.
    J. Biol. Chem. 278 : 32132-32140 (2003). [PMID: 12782626]

[EC created 2007]