Reaction: 3 malonyl-CoA + benzoyl-CoA = 4 CoA + 3,5-dihydroxybiphenyl + 4 CO2
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Other name(s): BIS1; biphenyl synthase (ambiguous)
Systematic name: malonyl-CoA:benzoyl-CoA malonyltransferase
Comments: A polyketide synthase that is involved in the production of the phytoalexin aucuparin. 2-Hydroxybenzoyl-CoA can also act as substrate but it leads to the derailment product 4-hydroxycoumarin (cf. EC 18.104.22.168, 4-hydroxycoumarin synthase) . This enzyme uses the same starter substrate as EC 22.214.171.124, benzophenone synthase.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 1217551-24-0
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