IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: cubebol synthase

Reaction: (2E,6E)-farnesyl diphosphate + H2O = cubebol + diphosphate

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Other name(s): Cop4

Systematic name: (2E,6E)-farnesyl-diphosphate diphosphate-lyase (cyclizing, cubebol-forming)

Comments: Requires Mg2+. The enzyme gives 28% cubebol, 29% (–)-germacrene D, 10% (+)-δ-cadinene and traces of several other sesquiterpenoids. See also EC (–)-germacrene D synthase and EC (+)-δ-cadinene synthase.

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1. Lopez-Gallego, F., Agger, S.A., Abate-Pella, D., Distefano, M.D. and Schmidt-Dannert, C. Sesquiterpene synthases Cop4 and Cop6 from Coprinus cinereus: catalytic promiscuity and cyclization of farnesyl pyrophosphate geometric isomers. Chembiochem. 11 (2010) 1093-1106. [PMID: 20419721]

[EC created 2011]

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