IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: ent-pimara-9(11),15-diene synthase

Reaction: ent-copalyl diphosphate = ent-pimara-9(11),15-diene + diphosphate

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Other name(s): PMD synthase

Systematic name: ent-copalyl-diphosphate diphosphate-lyase [ent-pimara-9(11),15-diene-forming]

Comments: This enzyme is involved in the biosynthesis of the diterpenoid viguiepinol and requires Mg2+, Co2+, Zn2+ or Ni2+ for activity.

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1. Ikeda, C., Hayashi, Y., Itoh, N., Seto, H. and Dairi, T. Functional analysis of eubacterial ent-copalyl diphosphate synthase and pimara-9(11),15-diene synthase with unique primary sequences. J. Biochem. 141 (2007) 37-45. [PMID: 17148547]

[EC created 2008]

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