IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: (+)-(1E,4E,6S,7R)-germacra-1(10),4-dien-6-ol synthase

Reaction: (2E,6E)-farnesyl diphosphate + H2O = (+)-(1E,4E,6S,7R)-germacra-1(10),4-dien-6-ol + diphosphate

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Glossary: (+)-(1E,4E,6S,7R)-germacra-1(10),4-dien-6-ol = (1S,2E,6E,10R)-3,7-dimethyl-10-(propan-2-yl)cyclodeca-2,6-dien-1-ol

Systematic name: (2E,6E)-farnesyl-diphosphate diphosphate-lyase [cyclizing, (+)-(1E,4E,6S,7R)-germacra-1(10),4-dien-6-ol-forming]

Comments: The enzyme has been identified in the bacterium Streptomyces pratensis. It is specific for (2E,6E)-farnesyl diphosphate.

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1. Rabe, P., Barra, L., Rinkel, J., Riclea, R., Citron, C.A., Klapschinski, T.A., Janusko, A. and Dickschat, J.S. Conformational analysis, thermal rearrangement, and EI-MS fragmentation mechanism of ((1(10)E,4E,6S,7R)-germacradien-6-ol by 13C-labeling experiments. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 54 (2015) 13448-13451. [PMID: 26361082]

[EC created 2017]

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