Reaction: (2E,6E)-farnesyl diphosphate + H2O = 10-epi-cubebol + diphosphate
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Other name(s): sce6369
Systematic name: (2E,6E)-farnesyl-diphosphate diphosphate-lyase (cyclizing, 10-epi-cubebol-forming)
Comments: Isolated from the bacterium Sorangium cellulosum So ce56. The enzyme is also responsible for the formation of trace amounts of many other sesquiterpenes, mainly cadinanes and cubebanes.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number:
1. Schifrin, A., Khatri, Y., Kirsch, P., Thiel, V., Schulz, S. and Bernhardt, R. A single terpene synthase is responsible for a wide variety of sesquiterpenes in Sorangium cellulosum Soce56. Org. Biomol. Chem. 14 (2016) 3385-3393. [PMID: 26947062]