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Accepted name: (3S)-(+)-asterisca-2(9),6-diene synthase
Reaction: (2E,6E)-farnesyl diphosphate = (3S)-(+)-asterisca-2(9),6-diene + diphosphate
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Glossary: (3S)-(+)-asterisca-2(9),6-diene = (4S,7Z)-2,2,4,7-tetramethyl-2,3,4,5,6,9-hexahydro-1H-cyclopenta[8]annulene
Other name(s): TPS2 (gene name)
Systematic name: (2E,6E)-farnesyl-diphosphate diphosphate-lyase [cyclizing, (3S)-(+)-asterisca-2(9),6-diene-forming]
Comments: The sequiterpene (3S)-(+)-asterisca-2(9),6-diene has been shown to be synthezised in the slime-mould Dictyostelium discoideum. The enzyme is specific for (2E,6E)-farnesyl diphosphate.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc
1.  Chen, X., Kollner, T.G., Jia, Q., Norris, A., Santhanam, B., Rabe, P., Dickschat, J.S., Shaulsky, G., Gershenzon, J. and Chen, F. Terpene synthase genes in eukaryotes beyond plants and fungi: occurrence in social amoebae. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 113 (2016) 12132–12137. [DOI] [PMID: 27790999]
2.  Rabe, P., Rinkel, J., Nubbemeyer, B., Kollner, T.G., Chen, F. and Dickschat, J.S. Terpene cyclases from social Amoebae. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 55 (2016) 15420–15423. [DOI] [PMID: 27862766]
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