Reaction: (2E,6E)-farnesyl-diphosphate = (-)-5-epieremophilene + diphosphate
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Glossary: (-)-5-epieremophilene = (3R,4aS,5S)-4a,5-dimethyl-3-(prop-1-en-2-yl)-1,2,3,4,4a,5,6,7-octahydronaphthalene
Other name(s): STPS1 (gene name); STP2 (gene name); STP3 (gene name)
Systematic name: (2E,6E)-farnesyl-diphosphate diphosphate-lyase [cyclizing, (-)-epieremophilene-forming]
Comments: The plant Salvia miltiorrhiza (danshen) produces three different forms of the enzyme, encoded by paralogous genes, that exhibit different spacial expression patterns and respond differently to hormone treatment.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number:
1. Fang, X., Li, C.Y., Yang, Y., Cui, M.Y., Chen, X.Y. and Yang, L. Identification of a novel (-)-5-epieremophilene synthase from Salvia miltiorrhiza via transcriptome mining. Front. Plant Sci. 8 (2017) 627. [PMID: 28487717]