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Accepted name: 4-dimethylallyltryptophan synthase
Reaction: prenyl diphosphate + L-tryptophan = diphosphate + 4-(3-methylbut-2-en-1-yl)-L-tryptophan
For diagram of ergot alkaloid biosynthesis, click here
Glossary: prenyl diphosphate = dimethylallyl diphosphate
Other name(s): dimethylallylpyrophosphate:L-tryptophan dimethylallyltransferase; dimethylallyltryptophan synthetase; dimethylallylpyrophosphate:tryptophan dimethylallyl transferase; DMAT synthetase; 4-(γ,gamma-dimethylallyl)tryptophan synthase; tryptophan dimethylallyltransferase; dimethylallyl-diphosphate:L-tryptophan 4-dimethylallyltransferase
Systematic name: prenyl-diphosphate:L-tryptophan 4-prenyltransferase
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 55127-01-0
1.  Lee, S.L., Floss, H.G. and Heinstein, P. Purification and properties of dimethylallylpyrophosphate:tryptophan dimethylallyl transferase, the first enzyme of ergot alkaloid biosynthesis in Claviceps sp. SD 58. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 177 (1976) 84–94. [DOI] [PMID: 999297]
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