IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: terpentedienyl-diphosphate synthase

Reaction: geranylgeranyl diphosphate = terpentedienyl diphosphate

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Glossary: terpentedienyl diphosphate = (2E)-3-methyl-5-[(1R,2R,4aS,8aS)-1,2,4a,5-tetramethyl-1,2,3,4,4a,7,8,8a-octahydronaphthalen-1-yl]pent-2-en-1-yl diphosphate

Other name(s): terpentedienol diphosphate synthase; Cyc1; clerodadienyl diphosphate synthase; terpentedienyl-diphosphate lyase (decyclizing)

Systematic name: terpentedienyl-diphosphate lyase (ring-opening)

Comments: Requires Mg2+. Contains a DXDD motif, which is a characteristic of diterpene cylases whose reactions are initiated by protonation at the 14,15-double bond of geranylgeranyl diphosphate (GGDP) [2]. The triggering proton is lost at the end of the cyclization reaction [3]. The product of the reaction, terpentedienyl diphosphate, is the substrate for EC, terpentetriene synthase and is a precursor of the diterpenoid antibiotic terpentecin.

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1. Dairi, T., Hamano, Y., Kuzuyama, T., Itoh, N., Furihata, K. and Seto, H. Eubacterial diterpene cyclase genes essential for production of the isoprenoid antibiotic terpentecin. J. Bacteriol. 183 (2001) 6085-6094. [PMID: 11567009]

2. Hamano, Y., Kuzuyama, T., Itoh, N., Furihata, K., Seto, H. and Dairi, T. Functional analysis of eubacterial diterpene cyclases responsible for biosynthesis of a diterpene antibiotic, terpentecin. J. Biol. Chem. 277 (2002) 37098-37104. [PMID: 12138123]

3. Eguchi, T., Dekishima, Y., Hamano, Y., Dairi, T., Seto, H. and Kakinuma, K. A new approach for the investigation of isoprenoid biosynthesis featuring pathway switching, deuterium hyperlabeling, and 1H NMR spectroscopy. The reaction mechanism of a novel streptomyces diterpene cyclase. J. Org. Chem. 68 (2003) 5433-5438. [PMID: 12839434]

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