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Accepted name: coumarin 8-geranyltransferase
Reaction: (1) geranyl diphosphate + umbelliferone = diphosphate + 8-geranylumbelliferone
(2) geranyl diphosphate + esculetin = diphosphate + 8-geranylesculetin
Glossary: geranyl diphosphate = (2E)-3,7-dimethylocta-2,6-dien-1-yl diphosphate
esculetin = 6,7-dihydroxy-1-benzopyran-2-one = 6,7-dihydroxycoumarin
umbelliferone = 7-hydroxy-1-benzopyran-2-one = 7-hydroxycoumarin
Other name(s): ClPT1
Systematic name: geranyl-diphosphate:umbelliferone 8-geranyltransferase
Comments: The enzyme, characterized from the plant Citrus limon, is specific for geranyl diphosphate as a prenyl donor. It also has low activity with the coumarins 5,7-dihydroxycoumarin and 5-methoxy-7-hydroxycoumarin.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc
1.  Munakata, R., Inoue, T., Koeduka, T., Karamat, F., Olry, A., Sugiyama, A., Takanashi, K., Dugrand, A., Froelicher, Y., Tanaka, R., Uto, Y., Hori, H., Azuma, J., Hehn, A., Bourgaud, F. and Yazaki, K. Molecular cloning and characterization of a geranyl diphosphate-specific aromatic prenyltransferase from lemon. Plant Physiol. 166 (2014) 80–90. [DOI] [PMID: 25077796]
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