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EC 4.2.3.41     
Accepted name: elisabethatriene synthase
Reaction: geranylgeranyl diphosphate = elisabethatriene + diphosphate
For diagram of diterpenoid biosynthesis, click here and for reaction mechanism, click here
Other name(s): elisabethatriene cyclase
Systematic name: geranylgeranyl-diphosphate diphosphate-lyase (elisabethatriene-forming)
Comments: Requires Mg2+ or less efficiently Mn2+. The enzyme is also able to use farnesyl diphosphate and geranyl diphosphate.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 334022-59-2
References:
1.  Kohl, A.C. and Kerr, R.G. Identification and characterization of the pseudopterosin diterpene cyclase, elisabethatriene synthase, from the marine gorgonian, Pseudopterogorgia elisabethae. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 424 (2004) 97–104. [PMID: 15019841]
2.  Bruck, T.B. and Kerr, R.G. Purification and kinetic properties of elisabethatriene synthase from the coral Pseudopterogorgia elisabethae. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. B Biochem. Mol. Biol. 143 (2006) 269–278. [PMID: 16423548]
[EC 4.2.3.41 created 2009]
 
 


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