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Accepted name: (–)-spiroviolene synthase
Reaction: geranylgeranyl diphosphate = (–)-spiroviolene + diphosphate
For diagram of biosynthesis of fusicoccane diterpenoids, click here
Glossary: (–)-spiroviolene = (2R,3a′S,3b′R,5R,6a′R)-2,4′,4′,5,6a′-pentamethyl-2′,3′,3a′,3b′,4′,5′,6′,6a′-octahydrospiro[cyclopentane-1,1′-cyclopenta[a]pentalene]
Systematic name: geranylgeranyl-diphosphate diphosphate-lyase [cyclizing, (–)-spiroviolene-forming]
Comments: The enzyme, which forms the diterpene (–)-spiroviolene, has been characterized from the bacterium Streptomyces violens.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc
1.  Rabe, P., Rinkel, J., Dolja, E., Schmitz, T., Nubbemeyer, B., Luu, T.H. and Dickschat, J.S. Mechanistic investigations of two bacterial diterpene cyclases: spiroviolene synthase and tsukubadiene synthase. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 56 (2017) 2776–2779. [DOI] [PMID: 28146322]
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