Partial purification and characterization of two sesquiterpene cyclases from sage (Salvia officinalis) which catalyze the respective conversion of farnesyl pyrophosphate to humulene and caryophyllene.

Humulene cyclase and caryophyllene cyclase, two enzymes which catalyze the cyclization of farnesyl pyrophosphate to the respective sesquiterpene olefins, have been partially purified from the supernatant fraction of a sage (Salvia officinalis) leaf epidermis extract and separated from each other by a combination of hydrophobic interaction, gel filtration… CONTINUE READING