IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: α-pinene-oxide decyclase

Reaction: α-pinene oxide = (Z)-2-methyl-5-isopropylhexa-2,5-dienal

Other name(s): α-pinene oxide lyase; α-pinene-oxide lyase (decyclizing)

Systematic name: α-pinene-oxide lyase (ring-opening)

Comments: Both rings of pinene are cleaved in the reaction.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EAWAG-BBD, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 112692-50-9


1. Griffiths, E.T., Harries, P.C., Jeffcoat, R. and Trudgill, P.W. Purification and properties of α-pinene oxide lyase from Nocardia sp. strain P18.3. J. Bacteriol. 169 (1987) 4980-4983. [PMID: 3667522]

[EC created 1990]

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