MetaCyc Gene-Ontology-Terms Class: GO:0031559 - oxidosqualene cyclase activity

Synonyms: 2,3-oxidosqualene cyclase activity

Definition: Catalysis of the cyclization of (S)-2,3-epoxysqualene to form a triterpene.

Note that the phrase 'oxidosqualene cyclase' has been used to refer to enzymes that catalyze the reaction represented by 'lanosterol synthase activity ; GO:0000250'.

Parent Classes:
GO:0016866 - intramolecular transferase activity

Child Classes:
GO:0016871 - cycloartenol synthase activity (1),
GO:0042300 - beta-amyrin synthase activity (1)

Term Members:
dammarenediol-II synthase (PNA)

Unification Links: GO:0031559

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Please cite the following article in publications resulting from the use of MetaCyc: Caspi et al, Nucleic Acids Research 42:D459-D471 2014
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