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Accepted name: epi-isozizaene synthase
Reaction: (2E,6E)-farnesyl diphosphate = (+)-epi-isozizaene + diphosphate
Other name(s): SCO5222 protein
Systematic name: (2E,6E)-farnesyl-diphosphate diphosphate-lyase [(+)-epi-isozizaene-forming]
Comments: Requires Mg2+ for activity. The displacement of the diphosphate group of farnesyl diphosphate occurs with retention of configuration [1]. In the soil-dwelling bacterium Streptomyces coelicolor A3(2), the product of this reaction is used by EC, epi-isozizaene 5-monooxygenase, to produce the sesquiterpene antibiotic albaflavenone [2].
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc
1.  Lin, X., Hopson, R. and Cane, D.E. Genome mining in Streptomyces coelicolor: molecular cloning and characterization of a new sesquiterpene synthase. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 128 (2006) 6022–6023. [DOI] [PMID: 16669656]
2.  Zhao, B., Lin, X., Lei, L., Lamb, D.C., Kelly, S.L., Waterman, M.R. and Cane, D.E. Biosynthesis of the sesquiterpene antibiotic albaflavenone in Streptomyces coelicolor A3(2). J. Biol. Chem. 283 (2008) 8183–8189. [DOI] [PMID: 18234666]
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