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Information on EC 4.2.3.7 - pentalenene synthase

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     4 Lyases
         4.2 Carbon-oxygen lyases
             4.2.3 Acting on phosphates
                4.2.3.7 pentalenene synthase
IUBMB Comments
Isolated from Streptomyces avermitilis. The enzyme is involved in the biosynthesis of pentalenolactone and related antibiotics. The 9si hydrogen of farnesyl diphosphate undergoes a 1,2-hydride shift where it becomes the 1alpha hydrogen of pentalenene.
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The expected taxonomic range for this enzyme is: Streptomyces
Synonyms
EC 4.6.1.5, PenA, pentalenene synthase, pentalenene synthetase, synthetase, pentalenene, more
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(2E,6E)-farnesyl diphosphate = pentalenene + diphosphate
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