EC - (3S)-(+)-asterisca-2(9),6-diene synthase

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IntEnz Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name:
(3S)-(+)-asterisca-2(9),6-diene synthase
Other name:
TPS2 (gene name)
Systematic name:
(2E,6E)-farnesyl-diphosphate diphosphate-lyase [cyclizing, (3S)-(+)-asterisca-2(9),6-diene-forming]



The sequiterpene (3S)-(+)-asterisca-2(9),6-diene has been shown to be synthezised in the slime-mold Dictyostelium discoideum. The enzyme is specific for (2E,6E)-farnesyl diphosphate.

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


  1. Chen, X., Kollner, T. G., Jia, Q., Norris, A., Santhanam, B., Rabe, P., Dickschat, J. S., Shaulsky, G., Gershenzon, J., Chen, F.
    Terpene synthase genes in eukaryotes beyond plants and fungi: Occurrence in social amoebae.
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 113 : 12132-12137 (2016). [PMID: 27790999]
  2. Rabe, P., Rinkel, J., Nubbemeyer, B., Kollner, T. G., Chen, F., Dickschat, J. S.
    Terpene Cyclases from Social Amoebae.
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 55 : 15420-15423 (2016). [PMID: 27862766]

[EC created 2017]