The Enzyme Database

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Accepted name: taraxerol synthase
Reaction: (3S)-2,3-epoxy-2,3-dihydrosqualene = taraxerol
For diagram of friedelin, glutinol, isomultiflorenol and taraxerol biosynthesis, click here
Other name(s): RsM2; (S)-2,3-epoxysqualene mutase (cyclizing, taraxerol-forming)
Systematic name: (3S)-2,3-epoxy-2,3-dihydrosqualene mutase (cyclizing, taraxerol-forming)
Comments: The enzyme gives taraxerol, β-amyrin and lupeol in the ratio 70:17:13.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc
1.  Basyuni, M., Oku, H., Tsujimoto, E., Kinjo, K., Baba, S. and Takara, K. Triterpene synthases from the Okinawan mangrove tribe, Rhizophoraceae. FEBS J. 274 (2007) 5028–5042. [DOI] [PMID: 17803686]
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