IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: α-onocerin synthase

Reaction: pre-α-onocerin = α-onocerin

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Glossary: α-onocerin = 8,14-secogammacera-8(26),14(27)-diene-3β,21α-diol
pre-α-onocerin = (21S)-21,22-epoxypolypoda-8(26)-13,17-trien-3β-ol

Other name(s): LCD

Systematic name: pre-α-onocerin mutase (cyclizing, α-onocerin-forming)

Comments: Isolated from the plant Lycopodium clavatum.

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1. Araki, T., Saga, Y., Marugami, M., Otaka, J., Araya, H., Saito, K., Yamazaki, M., Suzuki, H. and Kushiro, T. Onocerin biosynthesis requires two highly dedicated triterpene cyclases in a fern Lycopodium clavatum. Chembiochem 17 (2016) 288-290. [PMID: 26663356]

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