The Enzyme Database

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Accepted name: (-)-α-terpineol synthase
Reaction: geranyl diphosphate + H2O = (-)-α-terpineol + diphosphate
For diagram of menthane monoterpenoid biosynthesis, click here
Systematic name: geranyl-diphosphate diphosphate-lyase [cyclizing, (-)-α-terpineol-forming]
Comments: The enzyme has been characterized from Vitis vinifera (grape). Also forms some 1,8-cineole and traces of other monoterpenoids.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc
1.  Martin, D.M. and Bohlmann, J. Identification of Vitis vinifera (-)-α-terpineol synthase by in silico screening of full-length cDNA ESTs and functional characterization of recombinant terpene synthase. Phytochemistry 65 (2004) 1223–1229. [DOI] [PMID: 15184006]
2.  Lucker, J., Bowen, P. and Bohlmann, J. Vitis vinifera terpenoid cyclases: functional identification of two sesquiterpene synthase cDNAs encoding (+)-valencene synthase and (-)-germacrene D synthase and expression of mono- and sesquiterpene synthases in grapevine flowers and berries. Phytochemistry 65 (2004) 2649–2659. [DOI] [PMID: 15464152]
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