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EC 4.2.3.142     
Accepted name: 7-epizingiberene synthase [(2Z,6Z)-farnesyl diphosphate cyclizing]
Reaction: (2Z,6Z)-farnesyl diphosphate = 7-epizingiberene + diphosphate
Glossary: 7-epizingiberene = (5R)-2-methyl-5-[(2R)-6-methylhept-5-en-2-yl]cyclohexa-1,3-diene
Other name(s): ShZIS (gene name)
Systematic name: (2Z,6Z)-farnesyl-diphosphate lyase (cyclizing; 7-epizingiberene-forming)
Comments: Isolated from the plant Solanum habrochaites. 7-Epizingiberene is a whitefly repellant.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc
References:
1.  Bleeker, P.M., Mirabella, R., Diergaarde, P.J., Vandoorn, A., Tissier, A., Kant, M.R., Prins, M., de Vos, M., Haring, M.A. and Schuurink, R.C. Improved herbivore resistance in cultivated tomato with the sesquiterpene biosynthetic pathway from a wild relative. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 109 (2012) 20124–20129. [PMID: 23169639]
[EC 4.2.3.142 created 2013]
 
 


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