IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: β-selinene cyclase

Reaction: (2E,6E)-farnesyl diphosphate = β-selinene + diphosphate

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Systematic name: (2E,6E)-farnesyl-diphosphate diphosphate-lyase (β-selinene-forming)

Comments: Initial cyclization gives (+)-germacrene A in an enzyme bound form which is not released to the medium.

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1. Belingher, L., Cartayrade, A., Pauly, G. and Gleizes, M. Partial purification and properties of the sesquiterpene β-selinene cyclase from Citrofortunella mitis. Plant Sci. 84 (1992) 129-136.

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