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Accepted name: trichodiene synthase
Reaction: (2E,6E)-farnesyl diphosphate = trichodiene + diphosphate
For diagram of biosynthesis of bicyclic sesquiterpenoids derived from bisabolyl cation, click here and for diagram of trichodiene and (–)-α-cuprenene biosynthesis, click here
Other name(s): trichodiene synthetase; sesquiterpene cyclase; trans,trans-farnesyl-diphosphate sesquiterpenoid-lyase
Systematic name: (2E,6E)-farnesyl-diphosphate diphosphate-lyase (cyclizing, trichodiene-forming)
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 101915-76-8
1.  Hohn, T.M. and Vanmiddlesworth, F. Purification and characterization of the sesquiterpene cyclase trichodiene synthetase from Fusarium sporotrichioides. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 251 (1986) 756–761. [DOI] [PMID: 3800398]
2.  Hohn, T.M. and Beremand, P.D. Isolation and nucleotide sequence of a sesquiterpene cyclase gene from the trichothecene-producing fungus Fusarium sporotrichioides. Gene 79 (1989) 131–138. [DOI] [PMID: 2777086]
3.  Rynkiewicz, M.J., Cane, D.E. and Christianson, D.W. Structure of trichodiene synthase from Fusarium sporotrichioides provides mechanistic inferences on the terpene cyclization cascade. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 98 (2001) 13543–13548. [DOI] [PMID: 11698643]
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