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Accepted name: aphidicolan-16β-ol synthase
Reaction: 9α-copalyl diphosphate + H2O = aphidicolan-16β-ol + diphosphate
For diagram of diterpenoid biosynthesis, click here and for reaction mechanism, click here
Other name(s): PbACS
Systematic name: 9α-copalyl-diphosphate diphosphate-lyase (aphidicolan-16β-ol-forming)
Comments: This is a bifunctional enzyme which also has EC syn-copalyl diphosphate synthase activity. Aphidicolan-16β-ol is a precursor of aphidicolin, a specific inhibitor of DNA polymerase α (EC
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc
1.  Oikawa, H., Toyomasu, T., Toshima, H., Ohashi, S., Kawaide, H., Kamiya, Y., Ohtsuka, M., Shinoda, S., Mitsuhashi, W. and Sassa, T. Cloning and functional expression of cDNA encoding aphidicolan-16 β-ol synthase: a key enzyme responsible for formation of an unusual diterpene skeleton in biosynthesis of aphidicolin. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 123 (2001) 5154–5155. [PMID: 11457369]
2.  Toyomasu, T., Nakaminami, K., Toshima, H., Mie, T., Watanabe, K., Ito, H., Matsui, H., Mitsuhashi, W., Sassa, T. and Oikawa, H. Cloning of a gene cluster responsible for the biosynthesis of diterpene aphidicolin, a specific inhibitor of DNA polymerase α. Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem. 68 (2004) 146–152. [PMID: 14745177]
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