IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: trihydroxystilbene synthase

Reaction: 3 malonyl-CoA + 4-coumaroyl-CoA = 4 CoA + trans-resveratrol + 4 CO2

Other name(s): resveratrol synthase; stilbene synthase

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Glossary: trans-resveratrol = 3,4',5-trihydroxy-trans-stilbene

Systematic name: malonyl-CoA:4-coumaroyl-CoA malonyltransferase (cyclizing)

Comments: Not identical with EC naringenin-chalcone synthase or EC pinosylvin synthase.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 128449-70-7


1. Schöppner, A. and Kindl, H. Purification and properties of a stilbene synthase from induced cell suspension cultures of peanut. J. Biol. Chem. 259 (1984) 6806-6811. [PMID: 6427224]

[EC created 1989]

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