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Accepted name: valerianol synthase
Reaction: (2E,6E)-farnesyl diphosphate + H2O = valerianol + diphosphate
Glossary: valerianol = 2-[(2R,8R,8aS)-8,8a-dimethyl-1,2,3,4,6,7,8,8a-octahydro-naphthalen-2-yl]-propan-2-ol
Other name(s): ChTPS1 (gene name); CsiTPS8 (gene name)
Systematic name: (2E,6E)-farnesyl-diphosphate diphosphate-lyase (valerianol-forming)
Comments: The enzyme was characterized from the trees Camellia hiemalis and Camellia sinensis (black tea). The enzyme from Camellia hiemalis produces (2Z,6E)-hedycaryol as a minor product.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc
1.  Hattan, J.I., Shindo, K., Sasaki, T., Ohno, F., Tokuda, H., Ishikawa, K. and Misawa, N. Identification of novel sesquiterpene synthase genes that mediate the biosynthesis of valerianol, which was an unknown ingredient of tea. Sci. Rep. 8:12474 (2018). [PMID: 30127518]
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