IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: vetispiradiene synthase

Reaction: (2E,6E)-farnesyl diphosphate = vetispiradiene + diphosphate

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Other name(s): vetispiradiene-forming farnesyl pyrophosphate cyclase; pemnaspirodiene synthase; HVS; vetispiradiene cyclase; trans,trans-farnesyl-diphosphate diphosphate-lyase (cyclizing, vetispiradiene-forming)

Systematic name: (2E,6E)-farnesyl-diphosphate diphosphate-lyase (cyclizing, vetispiradiene-forming)

Comments: The initial internal cyclization produces the monocyclic intermediate germacrene A.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 192465-18-2


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