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Accepted name: tetraprenyl-β-curcumene synthase
Reaction: all-trans-heptaprenyl diphosphate = tetraprenyl-β-curcumene + diphosphate
For diagram of tetraprenyl-β-curcumene biosynthesis, click here
Other name(s): ytpB (gene name)
Systematic name: all-trans-heptaprenyl-diphosphate diphosphate-lyase (cyclizing, tetraprenyl-β-curcumene-forming)
Comments: Isolated from Bacillus subtilis. This sesquarterpene is present in a number of Bacillus species.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc
1.  Sato, T., Yoshida, S., Hoshino, H., Tanno, M., Nakajima, M. and Hoshino, T. Sesquarterpenes (C35 terpenes) biosynthesized via the cyclization of a linear C35 isoprenoid by a tetraprenyl-β-curcumene synthase and a tetraprenyl-β-curcumene cyclase: identification of a new terpene cyclase. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 133 (2011) 9734–9737. [DOI] [PMID: 21627333]
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