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Accepted name: (S)-β-bisabolene synthase
Reaction: (2E,6E)-farnesyl diphosphate = (S)-β-bisabolene + diphosphate
For diagram of bisabolene biosynthesis, click here, for diagram of bisabolene biosynthesis, click here and for diagram of bisabolene and macrocarpene biosynthesis, click here
Systematic name: (2E,6E)-farnesyl-diphosphate diphosphate-lyase [(S)-β-bisabolene-forming]
Comments: The synthesis of (S)-β-macrocarpene from (2E,6E)-farnesyl diphosphate proceeds in two steps. The first step is the cyclization to (S)-β-bisabolene. The second step is the isomerization to (S)-β-macrocarpene (cf. EC, (S)-β-macrocarpene synthase). The enzyme requires Mg2+ or Mn2+ for activity.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc
1.  Fujisawa, M., Harada, H., Kenmoku, H., Mizutani, S. and Misawa, N. Cloning and characterization of a novel gene that encodes (S)-β-bisabolene synthase from ginger, Zingiber officinale. Planta 232 (2010) 121–130. [DOI] [PMID: 20229191]
[EC created 2011]

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