Reaction: geranylgeranyl diphosphate = casbene + diphosphate
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Other name(s): casbene synthetase; geranylgeranyl-diphosphate diphosphate-lyase (cyclizing)
Systematic name: geranylgeranyl-diphosphate diphosphate-lyase (cyclizing, CASbene-forming)
Comments: The enzyme from castor bean (Ricinus communis) produces the antifungal diterpene casbene.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 69106-45-2
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