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Accepted name: shionone synthase
Reaction: (3S)-2,3-epoxy-2,3-dihydrosqualene = shionone
For diagram of baccharis oxide, baruol and shionone biosynthesis, click here
Systematic name: (3S)-2,3-epoxy-2,3-dihydrosqualene mutase (cyclizing, shionone-forming)
Comments: The enzyme gives traces of four other triterpenoids
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc
1.  Sawai, S., Uchiyama, H., Mizuno, S., Aoki, T., Akashi, T., Ayabe, S. and Takahashi, T. Molecular characterization of an oxidosqualene cyclase that yields shionone, a unique tetracyclic triterpene ketone of Aster tataricus. FEBS Lett. 585 (2011) 1031–1036. [DOI] [PMID: 21377465]
[EC created 2011]

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