IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: (E)-2-epi-β-caryophyllene synthase

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

Other name(s): 2-epi-(E)-β-caryophyllene synthase; SmMTPSL26

Systematic name: (2E,6E)-farnesyl-diphosphate diphosphate-lyase (cyclizing, (E)-2-epi-β-caryophyllene-forming)

Comments: Isolated from the plant Selaginella moellendorfii. The enzyme also gives two other sesquiterpenoids.

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1. Li, G., Kollner, T.G., Yin, Y., Jiang, Y., Chen, H., Xu, Y., Gershenzon, J., Pichersky, E. and Chen, F. Nonseed plant Selaginella moellendorfii has both seed plant and microbial types of terpene synthases. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 109 (2012) 14711-14715. [PMID: 22908266]

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