IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: (R)-axinyssene synthase

Reaction: geranylgeranyl diphosphate = (R)-axinyssene + diphosphate

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Glossary: (R)-axinyssene = (4R)-4-[(5E)-6,10-dimethylundeca-1,5,9-trien-2-yl]-1-methylcyclohexene

Other name(s): CysTC2

Systematic name: geranylgeranyl-diphosphate diphosphate-lyase [(R)-axinyssene-forming]

Comments: Requires Mg2+. Characterized from the bacterium Archangium violaceum.

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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