IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature

EC 4.2.3.111

Accepted name: (–)-α-terpineol synthase

Reaction: geranyl diphosphate + H2O = (–)-α-terpineol + diphosphate

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Systematic name: geranyl-diphosphate diphosphate-lyase [cyclizing, (–)-α-terpineol-forming]

Comments: The enzyme has been characterized from Vitis vinifera (grape). Also forms some 1,8-cineole and traces of other monoterpenoids.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number:

References:

1. Martin, D.M. and Bohlmann, J. Identification of Vitis vinifera (–)-α-terpineol synthase by in silico screening of full-length cDNA ESTs and functional characterization of recombinant terpene synthase. Phytochemistry 65 (2004) 1223-1229. [PMID: 15184006]

2. Lucker, J., Bowen, P. and Bohlmann, J. Vitis vinifera terpenoid cyclases: functional identification of two sesquiterpene synthase cDNAs encoding (+)-valencene synthase and (–)-germacrene D synthase and expression of mono- and sesquiterpene synthases in grapevine flowers and berries. Phytochemistry 65 (2004) 2649-2659. [PMID: 15464152]

[EC 4.2.3.111 created 2012]


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