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( ) alpha pinene synthase

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EC number  4.2.3.121
BRENDA  BRENDA entry
KEGG  KEGG entry
IntEnz  IntEnz view
ExPASy  NiceZyme view
MetaCyc  metabolic pathway

(+)-alpha-pinene synthase (EC 4.2.3.121, (+)-alpha-pinene cyclase, cyclase I) is an enzyme with systematic name geranyl-diphosphate diphosphate-lyase (cyclizing, (+)-alpha-pinene-forming). This enzyme catalyses the following chemical reaction

geranyl diphosphate (+)-alpha-pinene + diphosphate

Cyclase I of Salvia officinalis (sage) gives about equal parts (+)-alpha-pinene and (+)-camphene.

References

(+)-alpha-pinene synthase Wikipedia