IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: dolabradiene synthase

Reaction: ent-copalyl diphosphate = dolabradiene + diphosphate

For diagram of reaction click here and mechanism click here.

Glossary: dolabradiene = (4aS,4bR,7S,8aR,10aS)-7-ethenyl-4b,7,10a-trimethyl-1-methylidene-decahydrophenanthrene

Other name(s): KSL4 (gene name)

Systematic name: ent-copalyl-diphosphate diphosphate-lyase (dolabradiene-forming)

Comments: The enzyme, which has been characterized from maize, is involved in the biosynthesis of dolabralexins (type of antifungal phytoalexins).

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


1. Mafu, S., Ding, Y., Murphy, K.M., Yaacoobi, O., Addison, J.B., Wang, Q., Shen, Z., Briggs, S.P., Bohlmann, J., Castro-Falcon, G., Hughes, C.C., Betsiashvili, M., Huffaker, A., Schmelz, E.A. and Zerbe, P. Discovery, biosynthesis and stress-related accumulation of dolabradiene-derived defenses in maize. Plant Physiol. 176 (2018) 2677-2690. [PMID: 29475898]

[EC created 2018]

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