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Accepted name: farnesyl diphosphatase
Reaction: (2E,6E)-farnesyl diphosphate + H2O = (2E,6E)-farnesol + diphosphate
For diagram of acyclic sesquiterpenoid biosynthesis, click here
Other name(s): FPP phosphatase
Systematic name: (2E,6E)-farnesyl-diphosphate diphosphohydrolase
Comments: The enzyme is involved in the biosynthesis of acyclic sesquiterpenoids [1].
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB
1.  Song, L. A soluble form of phosphatase in Saccharomyces cerevisiae capable of converting farnesyl diphosphate into E,E-farnesol. Appl. Biochem. Biotechnol. 128 (2006) 149–158. [PMID: 16484724]
2.  Tsai, S.-C. and Gaylor, J.L. Testicular sterols. V. Preparation and partial purification of a microsomal prenol pyrophosphate pyrophosphohydrolase. J. Biol. Chem. 241 (1966) 4043–4050. [PMID: 4288361]
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