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Accepted name: (E)-2-epi-β-caryophyllene synthase
Reaction: (2E,6E)-farnesyl diphosphate = (E)-2-epi-β-caryophyllene + diphosphate
Other name(s): 2-epi-(E)-β-caryophyllene synthase; SmMTPSL26
Systematic name: (2E,6E)-farnesyl-diphosphate diphosphate-lyase (cyclizing, (E)-2-epi-β-caryophyllene-forming)
Comments: Isolated from the plant Selaginella moellendorfii. The enzyme also gives two other sesquiterpenoids.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc
1.  Li, G., Kollner, T.G., Yin, Y., Jiang, Y., Chen, H., Xu, Y., Gershenzon, J., Pichersky, E. and Chen, F. Nonseed plant Selaginella moellendorfii has both seed plant and microbial types of terpene synthases. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 109 (2012) 14711–14715. [DOI] [PMID: 22908266]
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