IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: (+)-α-terpineol synthase

Reaction: geranyl diphosphate + H2O = (+)-α-terpineol + diphosphate

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Systematic name: geranyl-diphosphate diphosphate-lyase [cyclizing, (+)-α-terpineol-forming]

Comments: The enzyme has been characterized from Santalum album (sandalwood). Also forms some (–)-limonene and traces of other monoterpenoids. See EC (4S)-limonene synthase.

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1. Jones, C.G., Keeling, C.I., Ghisalberti, E.L., Barbour, E.L., Plummer, J.A. and Bohlmann, J. Isolation of cDNAs and functional characterisation of two multi-product terpene synthase enzymes from sandalwood, Santalum album L. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 477 (2008) 121-130. [PMID: 18541135]

[EC created 2012]

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