IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: α-muurolene synthase

Reaction: (2E,6E)-farnesyl diphosphate = α-muurolene + diphosphate

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Other name(s): Cop3

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

Comments: The enzyme has been characterized from the fungus Coprinus cinereus. Also gives germacrene A and γ-muurolene, see EC, germacrene-A synthase and EC, γ-muurolene synthase.

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1. Agger, S., Lopez-Gallego, F. and Schmidt-Dannert, C. Diversity of sesquiterpene synthases in the basidiomycete Coprinus cinereus. Mol. Microbiol. 72 (2009) 1181-1195. [PMID: 19400802]

2. Lopez-Gallego, F., Wawrzyn, G.T. and Schmidt-Dannert, C. Selectivity of fungal sesquiterpene synthases: role of the active site's H-1α loop in catalysis. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 76 (2010) 7723-7733. [PMID: 20889795]

[EC created 2012]

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