The Enzyme Database

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EC 4.2.3.72     
Accepted name: α-gurjunene synthase
Reaction: (2E,6E)-farnesyl diphosphate = (-)-α-gurjunene + diphosphate
For diagram of guaiene, α-gurjunene, patchoulol and viridiflorene biosynthesis, click here
Systematic name: (2E,6E)-farnesyl-diphosphate diphosphate-lyase [(-)-α-gurjunene-forming]
Comments: Initial cyclization probably gives biyclogermacrene in an enzyme bound form which is not released to the medium. The enzyme from Solidago canadensis also forms a small amount of (+)-γ-gurjunene [1].
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc
References:
1.  Schmidt, C.O., Bouwmeester, H.J., Bulow, N. and Konig, W.A. Isolation, characterization, and mechanistic studies of (-)-α-gurjunene synthase from Solidago canadensis. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 364 (1999) 167–177. [PMID: 10190971]
[EC 4.2.3.72 created 2011]
 
 


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