IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: avermitilol synthase

Reaction: (2E,6E)-farnesyl diphosphate + H2O = avermitilol + diphosphate

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Systematic name: avermitilol hydrolase (cyclizing, avermitilol-forming)

Comments: Requires Mg2+. The recombinent enzyme gives avermitilol (85%) plus traces of germacrene A, germacrene B and viridiflorol. The (1S)-hydrogen of farnesyl diphosphate is retained.

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1. Chou, W.K., Fanizza, I., Uchiyama, T., Komatsu, M., Ikeda, H. and Cane, D.E. Genome mining in Streptomyces avermitilis: cloning and characterization of SAV_76, the synthase for a new sesquiterpene, avermitilol. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 132 (2010) 8850-8851. [PMID: 20536237]

[EC created 2012]

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