Alpha-humulene synthase

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Alpha-humulene synthase
Identifiers
EC number 4.2.3.104
Databases
IntEnz IntEnz view
BRENDA BRENDA entry
ExPASy NiceZyme view
KEGG KEGG entry
MetaCyc metabolic pathway
PRIAM profile
PDB structures RCSB PDB PDBe PDBsum

Alpha-humulene synthase (EC 4.2.3.104, ZSS1) is an enzyme with systematic name (2E,6E)-farnesyl-diphosphate diphosphate-lyase (alpha-humulene-forming).[1] This enzyme catalyses the following chemical reaction

(2E,6E)-farnesyl diphosphate alpha-humulene + diphosphate

The enzyme from Zingiber zerumbet, shampoo ginger, also gives traces of beta-caryophyllene.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yu, F.; Okamto, S.; Nakasone, K.; Adachi, K.; Matsuda, S.; Harada, H.; Misawa, N.; Utsumi, R. (2008). "Molecular cloning and functional characterization of α-humulene synthase, a possible key enzyme of zerumbone biosynthesis in shampoo ginger (Zingiber zerumbet Smith)". Planta. 227: 1291–1299. doi:10.1007/s00425-008-0700-x. PMID 18273640. 

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