EC 4.2.3.15 - Myrcene synthase

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EC 4.2.3.15

Names

Accepted name:
myrcene synthase
Systematic name:
geranyl-diphosphate diphosphate-lyase (myrcene-forming)

Reaction

Cofactors

Comments:

A recombinant enzyme (also known as a monoterpene synthase or cyclase) from the grand fir (Abies grandis) requires Mn2+ and K+ for activity. Mg2+ is essentially ineffective as the divalent metal ion cofactor.

Links to other databases

Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , DIAGRAM , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UniPathway
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0050551
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot: (12) [show] [UniProt]

References

  1. Bohlmann, J., Steele, C.L. and Croteau, R.
    Monoterpene synthases from grand fir (Abies grandis). cDNA isolation, characterization, and functional expression of myrcene synthase, (−)-(4S)-limonene synthase, and (−)-(1S,5S)-pinene synthase.
    J. Biol. Chem. 272: 21784-21792 (1997). [PMID: 9268308]

[EC 4.2.3.15 created 2000 as EC 4.1.99.9, transferred 2000 to EC 4.2.3.15]