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Accepted name: β-farnesene synthase
Reaction: (2E,6E)-farnesyl diphosphate = (E)-β-farnesene + diphosphate
For diagram of acyclic sesquiterpenoid biosynthesis, click here
Other name(s): farnesene synthase; terpene synthase 10; terpene synthase 10-B73; TPS10
Systematic name: (2E,6E)-farnesyl-diphosphate diphosphate-lyase [(E)-β-farnesene-forming]
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB
1.  Zhao, B., Lei, L., Vassylyev, D.G., Lin, X., Cane, D.E., Kelly, S.L., Yuan, H., Lamb, D.C. and Waterman, M.R. Crystal structure of albaflavenone monooxygenase containing a moonlighting terpene synthase active site. J. Biol. Chem. 284 (2009) 36711–36719. [DOI] [PMID: 19858213]
2.  Picaud, S., Brodelius, M. and Brodelius, P.E. Expression, purification and characterization of recombinant (E)-β-farnesene synthase from Artemisia annua. Phytochemistry 66 (2005) 961–967. [DOI] [PMID: 15896363]
3.  Kollner, T.G., Gershenzon, J. and Degenhardt, J. Molecular and biochemical evolution of maize terpene synthase 10, an enzyme of indirect defense. Phytochemistry 70 (2009) 1139–1145. [DOI] [PMID: 19646721]
4.  Schnee, C., Kollner, T.G., Held, M., Turlings, T.C., Gershenzon, J. and Degenhardt, J. The products of a single maize sesquiterpene synthase form a volatile defense signal that attracts natural enemies of maize herbivores. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 103 (2006) 1129–1134. [DOI] [PMID: 16418295]
5.  Maruyama, T., Ito, M. and Honda, G. Molecular cloning, functional expression and characterization of (E)-β farnesene synthase from Citrus junos. Biol. Pharm. Bull. 24 (2001) 1171–1175. [PMID: 11642326]
6.  Crock, J., Wildung, M. and Croteau, R. Isolation and bacterial expression of a sesquiterpene synthase cDNA clone from peppermint (Mentha × piperita, L.) that produces the aphid alarm pheromone (E)-β-farnesene. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 94 (1997) 12833–12838. [DOI] [PMID: 9371761]
7.  Schnee, C., Kollner, T.G., Gershenzon, J. and Degenhardt, J. The maize gene terpene synthase 1 encodes a sesquiterpene synthase catalyzing the formation of (E)-β-farnesene, (E)-nerolidol, and (E,E)-farnesol after herbivore damage. Plant Physiol. 130 (2002) 2049–2060. [DOI] [PMID: 12481088]
8.  Huber, D.P.W., Philippe, R.N., Godard, K.-A., Sturrock, R.N. and Bohlmann, J. Characterization of four terpene synthase cDNAs from methyl jasmonate-induced Douglas-fir, Pseudotsuga menziesii. Phytochemistry 66 (2005) 1427–1439. [DOI] [PMID: 15921711]
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