IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: cycloartenol synthase

Reaction: (3S)-2,3-epoxy-2,3-dihydrosqualene = cycloartenol

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Other name(s): 2,3-epoxysqualene cycloartenol-cyclase; squalene-2,3-epoxide-cycloartenol cyclase; 2,3-epoxysqualene cycloartenol-cyclase; 2,3-epoxysqualene-cycloartenol cyclase; 2,3-oxidosqualene-cycloartenol cyclase; (S)-2,3-epoxysqualene mutase (cyclizing, cycloartenol-forming)

Systematic name: (3S)-2,3-epoxy-2,3-dihydrosqualene (cyclizing, cycloartenol-forming)

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 9075-25-6


1. Rees, H.H., Goad, L.J. and Goodwin, T.W. 2,3-Oxidosqualene cycloartenol cyclase from Ochromonas malhamensis. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 176 (1969) 892-894. [PMID: 5797101]

[EC created 1972]

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