IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: neoverrucosan-5β-ol synthase

Reaction: geranylgeranyl diphosphate + H2O = neoverrucosan-5β-ol + diphosphate

Diagram of reaction click here

Glossary: neoverrucosan-5β-ol = (1aS,3R,3aS,5aR,8bR,8cS,12S,14S)-1a,3a,5a-trimethyl-8-(propan-2-yl)tetradecahydrocyclopenta[a]cyclopropa[h]naphthalen-3-ol

Other name(s): SapTC1

Systematic name: geranylgeranyl- diphosphate diphosphate-lyase (neoverrucosan-5β-ol-forming)

Comments: Requires Mg2+. Characterized from the marine bacterium Saprospira grandis.

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


1. Yang, Y.L., Zhang, S., Ma, K., Xu, Y., Tao, Q., Chen, Y., Chen, J., Guo, S., Ren, J., Wang, W., Tao, Y., Yin, W.B. and Liu, H. Discovery and characterization of a new family of diterpene cyclases in bacteria and fungi. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 56 (2017) 4749-4752. [PMID: 28371074]

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