IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: (–)-γ-cadinene synthase [(2Z,6E)-farnesyl diphosphate cyclizing]

Reaction: (2Z,6E)-farnesyl diphosphate = (–)-γ-cadinene + diphosphate

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Other name(s): (–)-γ-cadinene cyclase

Systematic name: (2Z,6E)-farnesyl-diphosphate diphosphate-lyase [(–)-γ-cadinene-forming]

Comments: Isolated from the liverwort Heteroscyphus planus. cf EC (+)-γ-cadinene synthase.

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1. Nabeta, K., Fujita, M., Komuro, K., Katayama, K., and Takasawa, T. In vitro biosynthesis of cadinanes by cell-free extracts of cultured cells of Heteroscyphus planus. J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 1 (1997) 2065-2070.

[EC created 2011, modified 2011]

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