IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: α-longipinene synthase

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

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Systematic name: (2E,6E)-farnesyl-diphosphate diphosphate-lyase (α-longipinene-forming)

Comments: The enzyme from Norway spruce produces longifolene as the main product (c.f. EC, longifolene synthase). α-Longipinene constitutes about 15% of the total products.

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


1. Martin, D.M., Faldt, J. and Bohlmann, J. Functional characterization of nine Norway Spruce TPS genes and evolution of gymnosperm terpene synthases of the TPS-d subfamily. Plant Physiol. 135 (2004) 1908-1927. [PMID: 15310829]

2. Köpke, D., Schröder, R., Fischer, H.M., Gershenzon, J., Hilker, M. and Schmidt, A. Does egg deposition by herbivorous pine sawflies affect transcription of sesquiterpene synthases in pine? Planta 228 (2008) 427-438. [PMID: 18493792]

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