Reaction: (2E,6E)-farnesyl diphosphate = longifolene + diphosphate
For diagram of reaction click here and mechanism click here.
Systematic name: (2E,6E)-farnesyl-diphosphate diphosphate-lyase (longifolene-forming)
Comments: A well as 61% longifolene the enzyme gives 15% of α-longipinene, 6% longicyclene and traces of other sesquiterpenoids.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number:
1. Martin, D.M., Faldt, J. and Bohlmann, J. Functional characterization of nine Norway Spruce TPS genes and evolution of gymnosperm terpene synthases of the TPS-d subfamily. Plant Physiol. 135 (2004) 1908-1927. [PMID: 15310829]