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Accepted name: cis-abienol synthase
Reaction: (13E)-8α-hydroxylabd-13-en-15-yl diphosphate = cis-abienol + diphosphate
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Glossary: cis-abienol = (12Z)-labda-12,14-dien-8α-ol
(13E)-8α-hydroxylabd-13-en-15-yl diphosphate = 8-hydroxycopalyl diphosphate
Other name(s): Z-abienol synthase; CAS; ABS
Systematic name: (13E)-8α-hydroxylabd-13-en-15-yl-diphosphate-lyase (cis-abienol-forming)
Comments: Isolated from the plants Abies balsamea (balsam fir) [1] and Nicotiana tabacum (tobacco) [2].
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc
1.  Zerbe, P., Chiang, A., Yuen, M., Hamberger, B., Hamberger, B., Draper, J.A., Britton, R. and Bohlmann, J. Bifunctional cis-abienol synthase from Abies balsamea discovered by transcriptome sequencing and its implications for diterpenoid fragrance production. J. Biol. Chem. 287 (2012) 12121–12131. [DOI] [PMID: 22337889]
2.  Sallaud, C., Giacalone, C., Topfer, R., Goepfert, S., Bakaher, N., Rosti, S. and Tissier, A. Characterization of two genes for the biosynthesis of the labdane diterpene Z-abienol in tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) glandular trichomes. Plant J. 72 (2012) 1–17. [DOI] [PMID: 22672125]
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