IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: pimaradiene synthase

Reaction: (+)-copalyl diphosphate = pimara-8(14),15-diene + diphosphate

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Other name(s): PbmPIM1; PcmPIM1

Systematic name: (+)-copalyl diphosphate-lyase (pimara-8(14),15-diene-forming)

Comments: Isolated from the plants Pinus banksiana (jack pine) and Pinus contorta (lodgepole pine).

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


1. Hall, D.E., Zerbe, P., Jancsik, S., Quesada, A.L., Dullat, H., Madilao, L.L., Yuen, M. and Bohlmann, J. Evolution of conifer diterpene synthases: diterpene resin acid biosynthesis in lodgepole pine and jack pine involves monofunctional and bifunctional diterpene synthases. Plant Physiol. 161 (2013) 600-616. [PMID: 23370714]

[EC created 2014]

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