Ditrans,polycis-polyprenyl diphosphate synthase ((2E,6E)-farnesyl diphosphate specific)

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Ditrans,polycis-polyprenyl diphosphate synthase ((2E,6E)-farnesyl diphosphate specific)
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Ditrans,polycis-polyprenyl diphosphate synthase ((2E,6E)-farnesyl diphosphate specific) (EC, RER2, Rer2p, Rer2p Z-prenyltransferase, Srt1p, Srt2p Z-prenyltransferase, ACPT, dehydrodolichyl diphosphate synthase 1) is an enzyme with systematic name (2E,6E)-farnesyl-diphosphate:isopentenyl-diphosphate cistransferase (adding 10--55 isopentenyl units).[1][2][3][4][5] This enzyme catalyses the following chemical reaction

(2E,6E)-farnesyl diphosphate + n isopentenyl diphosphate n diphosphate + ditrans,polycis-polyprenyl diphosphate (n 10--55)

The enzyme is involved in biosynthesis of dolichol (a long-chain polyprenol) with a saturated alpha-isoprene unit.


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  2. ^ Poznański J, Szkopinska A (June 2007). "Precise bacterial polyprenol length control fails in Saccharomyces cerevisiae". Biopolymers. 86 (2): 155–64. doi:10.1002/bip.20715. PMID 17345630. 
  3. ^ Sato M, Sato K, Nishikawa S, Hirata A, Kato J, Nakano A (January 1999). "The yeast RER2 gene, identified by endoplasmic reticulum protein localization mutations, encodes cis-prenyltransferase, a key enzyme in dolichol synthesis". Molecular and Cellular Biology. 19 (1): 471–83. doi:10.1128/mcb.19.1.471. PMC 83905Freely accessible. PMID 9858571. 
  4. ^ Oh SK, Han KH, Ryu SB, Kang H (June 2000). "Molecular cloning, expression, and functional analysis of a cis-prenyltransferase from Arabidopsis thaliana. Implications in rubber biosynthesis". The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 275 (24): 18482–8. doi:10.1074/jbc.M002000200. PMID 10764783. 
  5. ^ Cunillera N, Arró M, Forés O, Manzano D, Ferrer A (July 2000). "Characterization of dehydrodolichyl diphosphate synthase of Arabidopsis thaliana, a key enzyme in dolichol biosynthesis". FEBS Letters. 477 (3): 170–4. doi:10.1016/S0014-5793(00)01798-1. PMID 10908715. 

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