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Accepted name: thujopsene synthase
Reaction: (2E,6E)-farnesyl diphosphate = (+)-thujopsene + diphosphate
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Systematic name: (2E,6E)-farnesyl diphosphate lyase (cyclizing, (+)-thujopsene-forming)
Comments: The recombinant enzyme from the plant Arabidopsis thaliana produces 27.3% (+)-α-barbatene, 17.8% (+)-thujopsene and 9.9% (+)-β-chamigrene [1] plus traces of other sesquiterpenoids [2]. See EC (+)-α-barbatene synthase, and EC β-chamigrene synthase.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc
1.  Wu, S., Schoenbeck, M.A., Greenhagen, B.T., Takahashi, S., Lee, S., Coates, R.M. and Chappell, J. Surrogate splicing for functional analysis of sesquiterpene synthase genes. Plant Physiol. 138 (2005) 1322–1333. [DOI] [PMID: 15965019]
2.  Tholl, D., Chen, F., Petri, J., Gershenzon, J. and Pichersky, E. Two sesquiterpene synthases are responsible for the complex mixture of sesquiterpenes emitted from Arabidopsis flowers. Plant J. 42 (2005) 757–771. [DOI] [PMID: 15918888]
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