A new prenyltransferase from Micrococcus lysodeikticus

Hiroshi Sagami, Kyozo Ogura, Shuichi Seto, Tadashi Kurokawa

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A new prenyltransferase which catalyzes the synthesis of geranyl pyrophosphate as the only product from dimethylallyl pyrophosphate and isopentenyl pyrophosphate has been separated from other known prenyltransferases from Micrococcus lysodeikticus. This enzyme fraction is also capable of synthesizing all-trans geranylgeranyl pyrophosphate from farnesyl pyrophosphate and isopentenyl pyrophosphate though it lacks ability to synthesize farnesyl pyrophosphate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)572-578
Number of pages7
JournalBiochemical and biophysical research communications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1978 Nov 29

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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