The Enzyme Database

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Accepted name: (-)-α-cuprenene synthase
Reaction: (2E,6E)-farnesyl diphosphate = (-)-α-cuprenene + diphosphate
For diagram of biosynthesis of bicyclic sesquiterpenoids derived from bisabolyl cation, click here and for diagram of trichodiene and (–)-α-cuprenene biosynthesis, click here
Other name(s): Cop6
Systematic name: (-)-α-cuprenene hydrolase [cyclizing, (-)-α-cuprenene-forming]
Comments: The enzyme from the fungus Coprinopsis cinerea produces (-)-α-cuprenene with high selectivity.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc
1.  Lopez-Gallego, F., Agger, S.A., Abate-Pella, D., Distefano, M.D. and Schmidt-Dannert, C. Sesquiterpene synthases Cop4 and Cop6 from Coprinus cinereus: catalytic promiscuity and cyclization of farnesyl pyrophosphate geometric isomers. Chembiochem. 11 (2010) 1093–1106. [PMID: 20419721]
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