MetaCyc Reaction:

Superclasses: Reactions Classified By Conversion TypeSimple ReactionsChemical Reactions
Reactions Classified By SubstrateSmall-Molecule Reactions

EC Number:

Enzymes and Genes:

Abies grandis: δ-selinene synthaseInferred from experiment: f-δsel1
Arabidopsis thaliana col: (-)-β-caryophyllene synthaseInferred from experiment: AT5G23960
Artemisia annua: beta-caryophyllene synthaseInferred from experiment: QHS1
Cucumis sativus: beta-caryophyllene synthaseInferred from experiment: bcp
Oryza sativa: (E)-beta-caryophyllene/beta-elemene synthaseInferred from experiment: OsTPS3
Solanum lycopersicum: caryophyllene synthaseInferred from experiment: CAHS
Zea luxurians: (E)-beta-caryophyllene synthaseInferred from experiment: tps23
Zea mays: (E)-beta-caryophyllene synthaseInferred from experiment: tps23
Zea mays huehuetenangensis: (E)-beta-caryophyllene synthaseInferred from experiment: TPS23
Zingiber zerumbet: alpha-humulene synthaseInferred from experiment: zss1

In Pathway: oleoresin sesquiterpene volatiles biosynthesis, β-caryophyllene biosynthesis

The direction shown, i.e. which substrates are on the left and right sides, is in accordance with the direction in which it was curated.

Mass balance status: Balanced.

Enzyme Commission Primary Name: (-)-β-caryophyllene synthase

Enzyme Commission Synonyms: β-caryophyllene synthase, (2E,6E)-farnesyl-diphosphate diphosphate-lyase (caryophyllene-forming)

Standard Gibbs Free Energy (ΔrG in kcal/mol): -27.619995Inferred by computational analysis [Latendresse13]

Enzyme Commission Summary:
Widely distributed in higher plants, cf. EC (+)-β-caryophyllene synthase.

Citations: [Cai02]

Gene-Reaction Schematic

Gene-Reaction Schematic

Unification Links: KEGG:R08541, Rhea:28294

Relationship Links: BRENDA:EC:, ENZYME:EC:, IUBMB-ExplorEnz:EC:

Revised 21-Oct-2011 by Caspi R, SRI International


Cai02: Cai Y, Jia JW, Crock J, Lin ZX, Chen XY, Croteau R (2002). "A cDNA clone for beta-caryophyllene synthase from Artemisia annua." Phytochemistry 61(5);523-9. PMID: 12409018

Latendresse13: Latendresse M. (2013). "Computing Gibbs Free Energy of Compounds and Reactions in MetaCyc."

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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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