EC 126.96.36.199 - Monoterpenyl-diphosphatase
IntEnz Enzyme Nomenclature
- a monoterpenyl diphosphate + H2O = a monoterpenol + diphosphate
A group of enzymes with varying specificity for the monoterpenol moiety. One has the highest activity on sterically hindered compounds such as (+)-bornyl diphosphate; another has highest activity on the diphosphates of primary allylic alcohols such as geraniol.
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Biosynthesis of monoterpenes: hydrolysis of bornyl pyrophosphate, an essential step in camphor biosynthesis, and hydrolysis of geranyl pyrophosphate, the acyclic precursor of camphor, by enzymes from sage (Salvia officinalis).Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 198: 523-532 (1979). [PMID: 42357]
[EC 188.8.131.52 created 1984]