IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: (2E,6E)-hedycaryol synthase

Reaction: (2E,6E)-farnesyl diphosphate + H2O = (2E,6E)-hedycaryol + diphosphate

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Glossary: (2E,6E)-hedycaryol = (1E,4E,7S)-germacra-1(10),4-dien-11-ol

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

Comments: Isolated from the plant Camellia brevistyla. See also EC, (2Z,6E)-hedycaryol synthase.

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1. Hattan, J., Shindo, K., Ito, T., Shibuya, Y., Watanabe, A., Tagaki, C., Ohno, F., Sasaki, T., Ishii, J., Kondo, A. and Misawa, N. Identification of a novel hedycaryol synthase gene isolated from Camellia brevistyla flowers and floral scent of Camellia cultivars. Planta 243 (2016) 959-972. [PMID: 26744017]

[EC created 2017]

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