IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: 7-epi-α-eudesmol synthase

Reaction: (2E,6E)-farnesyl diphosphate + H2O = 7-epi-α-eudesmol + diphosphate

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Glossary: 7-epi-α-eudesmol = 2-[(2S,4aR,8aR)-4a,8-dimethyl-1,2,3,4,4a,5,6,8a-octahydronaphthalen-2-yl]propan-2-ol

Systematic name: (2E,6E)-farnesyl-diphosphate diphosphate-lyase (cyclizing, 7-epi-α-eudesmol-forming)

Comments: The enzyme, found in the bacterium Streptomyces viridochromogenes, is specific for (2E,6E)-farnesyl diphosphate.

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


1. Rabe, P., Schmitz, T. and Dickschat, J.S. Mechanistic investigations on six bacterial terpene cyclases. Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 12 (2016) 1839-1850. [PMID: 27829890]

[EC created 2017]

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