caryophyllene cyclasemedical dictionary


<cell biology> Catalyses the cyclization of farnesyl pyrophosphate, probably by intramolecular electrophilic attack by c-1 bearing the pyrophosphate ester on c-11 of the terminal double bond to give a humulyl cation, which undergoes closure to a cyclobutyl intermediate and deprotonation at c-3 methyl to form (-) caryophyllene; mw 57 kD

Registry number: EC 5.-

(26 Jun 1999)

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