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Accepted name: (+)-isoafricanol synthase
Reaction: (2E,6E)-farnesyl diphosphate + H2O = (+)-isoafricanol + diphosphate
Glossary: (+)-isoafricanol = (1aS,4aR,5R,7aS,7bR)-3,3,5,7b-tetramethyldecahydro-4aH-cyclopropa[e]azulen-4a-ol
Systematic name: (2E,6E)-farnesyl-diphosphate diphosphate-lyase [cyclizing, (+)-isoafricanol-forming]
Comments: (+)-Isoafricanol is a sesquiterpene alcohol. Its synthesis has been shown to occur in the bacteria Streptomyces violaceusniger and Streptomyces malaysiensis.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc
1.  Riclea, R., Citron, C.A., Rinkel, J. and Dickschat, J.S. Identification of isoafricanol and its terpene cyclase in Streptomyces violaceusniger using CLSA-NMR. Chem. Commun. (Camb.) 50 (2014) 4228–4230. [DOI] [PMID: 24626486]
2.  Rabe, P., Samborskyy, M., Leadlay, P.F. and Dickschat, J.S. Isoafricanol synthase from Streptomyces malaysiensis. Org. Biomol. Chem. 15 (2017) 2353–2358. [DOI] [PMID: 28247907]
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