The Enzyme Database

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Accepted name: longifolene synthase
Reaction: (2E,6E)-farnesyl diphosphate = longifolene + diphosphate
For diagram of humulene-based sequiterpenoid biosynthesis, click here, and for mechanism, click here
Systematic name: (2E,6E)-farnesyl-diphosphate diphosphate-lyase (longifolene-forming)
Comments: As well as 61% longifolene the enzyme gives 15% of α-longipinene, 6% longicyclene and traces of other sesquiterpenoids.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc
1.  Martin, D.M., Faldt, J. and Bohlmann, J. Functional characterization of nine Norway Spruce TPS genes and evolution of gymnosperm terpene synthases of the TPS-d subfamily. Plant Physiol. 135 (2004) 1908–1927. [DOI] [PMID: 15310829]
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