IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: (+)-sativene synthase

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

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Other name(s): cop4

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

Comments: Isolated from the fungus Coprinus cinereus. The enzyme also forms (+)-δ-cadinene, β-copaene, β-cubebene, and traces of several other sequiterpenoids. See EC, (+)-δ-cadinene synthase, EC, β-copaene synthase, and EC, β-cubebene 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., 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]

3. 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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