EC 4.2.3.79 - Thujopsene synthase

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IntEnz Enzyme Nomenclature
EC 4.2.3.79

Names

Accepted name:
thujopsene synthase
Systematic name:
(2E,6E)-farnesyl diphosphate lyase (cyclizing, (+)-thujopsene-forming)

Reaction

Comments:

The recombinant enzyme from the plant Arabidopsis thaliana produces 27.3% (+)-α-barbatene, 17.8% (+)-thujopsene and 9.9% (+)-β-chamigrene [1] plus traces of other sesquiterpenoids [2]. See EC 4.2.3.69 (+)-α-barbatene synthase, and EC 4.2.3.78 β-chamigrene synthase.

Links to other databases

Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , DIAGRAM , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UniPathway
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0102879
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot:

References

  1. Wu, S., Schoenbeck, M. A., Greenhagen, B. T., Takahashi, S., Lee, S., Coates, R. M., Chappell, J.
    Surrogate splicing for functional analysis of sesquiterpene synthase genes.
    Plant Physiol. 138 : 1322-1333 (2005). [PMID: 15965019]
  2. Tholl, D., Chen, F., Petri, J., Gershenzon, J., Pichersky, E.
    Two sesquiterpene synthases are responsible for the complex mixture of sesquiterpenes emitted from Arabidopsis flowers.
    Plant J. 42 : 757-771 (2005). [PMID: 15918888]

[EC 4.2.3.79 created 2011]