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Accepted name: dimethylallyltranstransferase
Reaction: dimethylallyl diphosphate + isopentenyl diphosphate = diphosphate + geranyl diphosphate
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Other name(s): geranyl-diphosphate synthase; prenyltransferase; dimethylallyltransferase; DMAPP:IPP-dimethylallyltransferase; (2E,6E)-farnesyl diphosphate synthetase; diprenyltransferase; geranyl pyrophosphate synthase; geranyl pyrophosphate synthetase; trans-farnesyl pyrophosphate synthetase
Systematic name: dimethylallyl-diphosphate:isopentenyl-diphosphate dimethylallyltranstransferase
Comments: This enzyme will not accept larger prenyl diphosphates as efficient donors.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9032-79-5
1.  Banthorpe, D.V., Bucknall, G.A., Doonan, H.J., Doonan, S. and Rowan, M.G. Biosynthesis of geraniol and nerol in cell-free extracts of Tanacetum vulgare. Phytochemistry 15 (1976) 91–100.
2.  Sagami, H., Ogura, K., Seto, S. and Kurokawa, T. A new prenyltransferase from Micrococcus lysodeikticus. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 85 (1978) 572–578. [DOI] [PMID: 736921]
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