IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: sodorifen synthase

Reaction: pre-sodorifen diphosphate = sodorifen + diphosphate

Glossary: pre-sodorifen diphosphate = [(2E)-3-methyl-5-[(1S,4R,5R)-1,2,3,4,5-pentamethylcyclopent-2-en-1-yl]pent-2-en-1-yl phosphonato]oxyphosphonate
sodorifen = (1S,2R,8S)-1,2,4,5,6,7,8-Heptamethyl-3-methylenebicyclo[3.2.1]oct-6-ene

Other name(s): sodD (gene name)

Systematic name: pre-sodorifen diphosphate-lyase [sodorifen-forming]

Comments: The enzyme has been characterized from the bacterium Serratia plymuthica.


1. Domik, D., Magnus, N. and Piechulla, B. Analysis of a new cluster of genes involved in the synthesis of the unique volatile organic compound sodorifen of Serratia plymuthica 4Rx13. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 363(14) (2016) fnw139. [PMID: 27231241]

2. Schmidt, R., Jager, V., Zuhlke, D., Wolff, C., Bernhardt, J., Cankar, K., Beekwilder, J., Ijcken, W.V., Sleutels, F., Boer, W., Riedel, K. and Garbeva, P. Fungal volatile compounds induce production of the secondary metabolite sodorifen in Serratia plymuthica PRI-2C. Sci Rep 7 (2017) 862. [PMID: 28408760]

3. von Reuss, S., Domik, D., Lemfack, M.C., Magnus, N., Kai, M., Weise, T. and Piechulla, B. Sodorifen biosynthesis in the rhizobacterium Serratia plymuthica involves methylation and cyclization of MEP-derived farnesyl pyrophosphate by a SAM-dependent C-methyltransferase. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 140 (2018) 11855-11862. [PMID: 30133268]

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