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Accepted name: γ-curcumene synthase
Reaction: (2E,6E)-farnesyl diphosphate = γ-curcumene + diphosphate
For diagram of bisabolene biosynthesis, click here and for diagram of γ-curcumene, β-sesquiphellandrene and zingiberene biosynthesis, click here
Other name(s): PatTpsA (gene name)
Systematic name: (2E,6E)-farnesyl-diphosphate diphosphate-lyase (cyclizing, γ-curcumene-forming)
Comments: One of five sesquiterpenoid synthases in Pogostemon cablin (patchouli).
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc
1.  Deguerry, F., Pastore, L., Wu, S., Clark, A., Chappell, J. and Schalk, M. The diverse sesquiterpene profile of patchouli, Pogostemon cablin, is correlated with a limited number of sesquiterpene synthases. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 454 (2006) 123–136. [DOI] [PMID: 16970904]
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