EC 5.4.99.40 - α-amyrin synthase

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EC 5.4.99.40

Names

Accepted name:
α-amyrin synthase
Other names:
2,3-oxidosqualene α-amyrin cyclase
mixed amyrin synthase
Systematic name:
(3S)-2,3-epoxy-2,3-dihydrosqualene mutase (cyclizing, α-amyrin-forming)

Reaction

Comments:

A multifunctional enzyme which produces both α- and β-amyrin (see EC 5.4.99.39, β-amyrin synthase).

Links to other databases

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

References

  1. Morita, M., Shibuya, M., Kushiro, T., Masuda, K., Ebizuka, Y.
    Molecular cloning and functional expression of triterpene synthases from pea (Pisum sativum) new α-amyrin-producing enzyme is a multifunctional triterpene synthase.
    Eur. J. Biochem. 267 : 3453-3460 (2000). [PMID: 10848960]

[EC 5.4.99.40 created 2011]