IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: β-pinacene synthase

Reaction: geranylgeranyl diphosphate = β-pinacene + diphosphate

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Glossary: β-pinacene = 4,8,12-trimethyl-1-(propan-2-yl)cyclotetradeca-1,3,7,11-tetraene

Other name(s): PcS

Systematic name: geranylgeranyl-diphosphate diphosphate-lyase (cyclizing, β-pinacene-forming)

Comments: Isolated from the slime mould Dictyostelium discoideum. The 1-proR hydrogen atom of geranylgeranyl diphosphate is lost in the reaction.

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1. Rinkel, J., Rabe, P., Chen, X., Kollner, T.G., Chen, F. and Dickschat, J.S. Mechanisms of the diterpene cyclases β-pinacene synthase from Dictyostelium discoideum and hydropyrene synthase from Streptomyces clavuligerus. Chemistry 23 (2017) 10501-10505. [PMID: 28696553]

[EC created 2018]

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