EC - α-farnesene synthase

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IntEnz Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name:
α-farnesene synthase
Other names:
(E,E)-α-farnesene synthase
Systematic name:
(2E,6E)-farnesyl-diphosphate lyase [(3E,6E)-α-farnesene-forming]


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


  1. Pechous, S. W., Whitaker, B. D.
    Cloning and functional expression of an (E,E)-α-farnesene synthase cDNA from peel tissue of apple fruit.
    Planta 219 : 84-94 (2004). [PMID: 14740213]
  2. Green, S., Squire, C. J., Nieuwenhuizen, N. J., Baker, E. N., Laing, W.
    Defining the potassium binding region in an apple terpene synthase.
    J. Biol. Chem. 284 : 8661-8669 (2009). [PMID: 19181671]
  3. Nieuwenhuizen, N. J., Wang, M. Y., Matich, A. J., Green, S. A., Chen, X., Yauk, Y. K., Beuning, L. L., Nagegowda, D. A., Dudareva, N., Atkinson, R. G.
    Two terpene synthases are responsible for the major sesquiterpenes emitted from the flowers of kiwifruit (Actinidia deliciosa).
    J. Exp. Bot. 60 : 3203-3219 (2009). [PMID: 19516075]

[EC created 2010]