IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: (+)-eremophilene synthase

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

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Glossary: (+)-eremophilene = (3S,4aS,5R)-4a,5-dimethyl-3-(prop-1-en-2-yl)-1,2,3,4,4a,5,6,7-octahydronaphthalene

Other name(s): STC3 (gene name); geoA (gene name)

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

Comments: The enzyme has been identified in the myxobacterium Sorangium cellulosum and in the fungus Fusarium fujikuroi.

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


1. Schifrin, A., Ly, T.T., Gunnewich, N., Zapp, J., Thiel, V., Schulz, S., Hannemann, F., Khatri, Y. and Bernhardt, R. Characterization of the gene cluster CYP264B1-geoA from Sorangium cellulosum So ce56: biosynthesis of (+)-eremophilene and its hydroxylation. Chembiochem 16 (2015) 337-344. [PMID: 25504914]

2. Burkhardt, I., Siemon, T., Henrot, M., Studt, L., Rosler, S., Tudzynski, B., Christmann, M. and Dickschat, J.S. Mechanistic characterisation of two sesquiterpene cyclases from the plant pathogenic fungus Fusarium fujikuroi. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 55 (2016) 8748-8751. [PMID: 27294564]

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