IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: 5-hydroxy-α-gurjunene synthase

Reaction: (2E,6E)-farnesyl diphosphate + H2O = 5-hydroxy-α-gurjunene + diphosphate

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Other name(s): MpMTPSL4

Systematic name: (2E,6E)-farnesyl-diphosphate diphosphate-lyase (cyclizing, 5-hydroxy-α-gurjunene-forming)

Comments: Isolated from the liverwort Marchantia polymorpha.

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


1. Kumar, S., Kempinski, C., Zhuang, X., Norris, A., Mafu, S., Zi, J., Bell, S.A., Nybo, S.E., Kinison, S.E., Jiang, Z., Goklany, S., Linscott, K.B., Chen, X., Jia, Q., Brown, S.D., Bowman, J.L., Babbitt, P.C., Peters, R.J., Chen, F. and Chappell, J. Molecular diversity of terpene synthases in the liverwort Marchantia polymorpha. Plant Cell 28 (2016) 2632-2650. [PMID: 27650333]

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