IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: γ-curcumene synthase

Reaction: (2E,6E)-farnesyl diphosphate = γ-curcumene + diphosphate

For diagram of reaction click here and mechanism click here.

Other name(s): PatTpsA (gene name)

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

Comments: One of five sesquiterpenoid synthases in Pogostemon cablin (patchouli).

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number:


1. Deguerry, F., Pastore, L., Wu, S., Clark, A., Chappell, J. and Schalk, M. The diverse sesquiterpene profile of patchouli, Pogostemon cablin, is correlated with a limited number of sesquiterpene synthases. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 454 (2006) 123-136. [PMID: 16970904]

[EC created 2012]

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