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  • Schmidt, C.O.; Bouwmeester, H.J.; Buelow, N.; Koenig, W.A.
    Isolation, characterization, and mechanistic studies of (-)-alpha-gurjunene synthase from Solidago canadensis (1999), Arch. Biochem. Biophys., 364, 167-177.
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KM Value [mM]

KM Value [mM] KM Value Maximum [mM] Substrate Comment Organism Structure
(2E,6E)-farnesyl diphosphate pH 7.0, 30°C Solidago canadensis


Metals/Ions Comment Organism Structure
Mg2+ required Solidago canadensis

Molecular Weight [Da]

Molecular Weight [Da] Molecular Weight Maximum [Da] Comment Organism
1 * 60000, SDS-PAGE Solidago canadensis
gel filtration Solidago canadensis


Organism UniProt Comment Textmining
Solidago canadensis

Purification (Commentary)

Purification (Comment) Organism
Solidago canadensis

Specific Activity [micromol/min/mg]

Specific Activity Minimum [µmol/min/mg] Specific Activity Maximum [µmol/min/mg] Comment Organism
pH 7.0, 30°C Solidago canadensis

Substrates and Products (Substrate)

Substrates Comment Substrates Organism Products Comment (Products) Rev. Reac.
(2E,6E)-farnesyl diphosphate initial step is the formation of a germacrenyl cation after abstraction of the diphosphate group. Internal shifts of electron pairs lead to the patchoulenyl cation, which then undergoes a double 1,2-hydride shift. Rearrangement leads to the aromadendrenyl cation, which then undergoes a 1,2-hydride shift. Abstraction of a proton by the enzyme yields isoledene, which is reprotonated at the active site of the enzyme. At this junction two proton abstractions are possible, one leading to (-)-alpha-gurjunene and the other to (+)-gamma-gurjunene Solidago canadensis (-)-alpha-gurjunene + diphosphate product ratio 91% (-)-alpha-gurjunene and 9% (+)-gamma-gurjunene ?


Subunits Comment Organism
monomer 1 * 60000, SDS-PAGE Solidago canadensis

pH Optimum

pH Optimum Minimum pH Optimum Maximum Comment Organism
presence of Mg2+ Solidago canadensis