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EC 2.5.1.42     
Accepted name: geranylgeranylglycerol-phosphate geranylgeranyltransferase
Reaction: geranylgeranyl diphosphate + 3-(O-geranylgeranyl)-sn-glycerol 1-phosphate = diphosphate + 2,3-bis-(O-geranylgeranyl)-sn-glycerol 1-phosphate
For diagram of archaetidylserine biosynthesis, click here
Other name(s): geranylgeranyloxyglycerol phosphate geranylgeranyltransferase; geranylgeranyltransferase II; (S)-2,3-di-O-geranylgeranylglyceryl phosphate synthase; DGGGP synthase; DGGGPS; geranylgeranyl diphosphate:sn-3-O-(geranylgeranyl)glycerol 1-phosphate geranylgeranyltransferase
Systematic name: geranylgeranyl-diphosphate:3-(O-geranylgeranyl)-sn-glycerol 1-phosphate geranylgeranyltransferase
Comments: This enzyme is an integral-membrane protein that carries out the second prenyltransfer reaction involved in the formation of polar membrane lipids in Archaea. Requires a divalent metal cation, such as Mg2+ or Mn2+, for activity [2]. 4-Hydroxybenzoate, 1,4-dihydroxy 2-naphthoate, homogentisate and α-glycerophosphate cannot act as prenyl-acceptor substrates [2]. The other enzymes involved in the biosynthesis of polar lipids in Archaea are EC 1.1.1.261 (sn-glycerol-1-phosphate dehydrogenase), EC 2.5.1.41 (phosphoglycerol geranylgeranyltransferase), which, together with this enzyme, alkylates the hydroxy groups of glycerol 1-phosphate to yield unsaturated archaetidic acid, which is acted upon by EC 2.7.7.67 [CDP-2,3-bis-(O-geranylgeranyl)-sn-glycerol synthase] to form CDP-unsaturated archaeol. The final step in the pathway involves the addition of L-serine, with concomitant removal of CMP, leading to the production of unsaturated archaetidylserine [3]. Belongs in the UbiA prenyltransferase family [2].
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 124650-68-6
References:
1.  Zhang, D.-L., Daniels, L. and Poulter, C.D. Biosynthesis of archaebacterial membranes. Formation of isoprene ethers by a prenyl transfer reaction. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 112 (1990) 1264–1265.
2.  Hemmi, H., Shibuya, K., Takahashi, Y., Nakayama, T. and Nishino, T. (S)-2,3-Di-O-geranylgeranylglyceryl phosphate synthase from the thermoacidophilic archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus. Molecular cloning and characterization of a membrane-intrinsic prenyltransferase involved in the biosynthesis of archaeal ether-linked membrane lipids. J. Biol. Chem. 279 (2004) 50197–50203. [DOI] [PMID: 15356000]
3.  Morii, H., Nishihara, M. and Koga, Y. CTP:2,3-di-O-geranylgeranyl-sn-glycero-1-phosphate cytidyltransferase in the methanogenic archaeon Methanothermobacter thermoautotrophicus. J. Biol. Chem. 275 (2000) 36568–36574. [DOI] [PMID: 10960477]
[EC 2.5.1.42 created 1992, modified 2009]
 
 
EC 2.7.7.67     
Accepted name: CDP-2,3-bis-(O-geranylgeranyl)-sn-glycerol synthase
Reaction: CTP + 2,3-bis-(O-geranylgeranyl)-sn-glycerol 1-phosphate = diphosphate + CDP-2,3-bis-(O-geranylgeranyl)-sn-glycerol
For diagram of archaetidylserine biosynthesis, click here
Glossary: 2,3-bis-(O-geranylgeranyl)-sn-glycerol 1-phosphate = 2,3-bis-(O-geranylgeranyl)-glycerophosphate ether = unsaturated archaetidic acid
CDP-unsaturated archaeol = CDP-2,3-bis-(O-geranylgeranyl)-sn-glycerol
Other name(s): carS (gene name); CDP-2,3-di-O-geranylgeranyl-sn-glycerol synthase; CTP:2,3-GG-GP ether cytidylyltransferase; CTP:2,3-di-O-geranylgeranyl-sn-glycero-1-phosphate cytidyltransferase; CDP-2,3-bis-O-(geranylgeranyl)-sn-glycerol synthase; CTP:2,3-bis-O-(geranylgeranyl)-sn-glycero-1-phosphate cytidylyltransferase; CDP-unsaturated archaeol synthase; CDP-archaeol synthase (incorrect)
Systematic name: CTP:2,3-bis-(O-geranylgeranyl)-sn-glycerol 1-phosphate cytidylyltransferase
Comments: This enzyme catalyses one of the steps in the biosynthesis of polar lipids in archaea, which are characterized by having an sn-glycerol 1-phosphate backbone rather than an sn-glycerol 3-phosphate backbone as is found in bacteria and eukaryotes [1]. The enzyme requires Mg2+ and K+ for maximal activity [1].
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 329791-09-5
References:
1.  Morii, H., Nishihara, M. and Koga, Y. CTP:2,3-di-O-geranylgeranyl-sn-glycero-1-phosphate cytidyltransferase in the methanogenic archaeon Methanothermobacter thermoautotrophicus. J. Biol. Chem. 275 (2000) 36568–36574. [DOI] [PMID: 10960477]
2.  Morii, H. and Koga, Y. CDP-2,3-di-O-geranylgeranyl-sn-glycerol:L-serine O-archaetidyltransferase (archaetidylserine synthase) in the methanogenic archaeon Methanothermobacter thermautotrophicus. J. Bacteriol. 185 (2003) 1181–1189. [DOI] [PMID: 12562787]
3.  Jain, S., Caforio, A., Fodran, P., Lolkema, J.S., Minnaard, A.J. and Driessen, A.J. Identification of CDP-archaeol synthase, a missing link of ether lipid biosynthesis in Archaea. Chem. Biol. 21 (2014) 1392–1401. [DOI] [PMID: 25219966]
[EC 2.7.7.67 created 2009, modified 2014]
 
 
EC 2.7.8.38     
Accepted name: archaetidylserine synthase
Reaction: (1) CDP-2,3-bis-(O-geranylgeranyl)-sn-glycerol + L-serine = CMP + 2,3-bis-(O-geranylgeranyl)-sn-glycero-1-phospho-L-serine
(2) CDP-2,3-bis-(O-phytanyl)-sn-glycerol + L-serine = CMP + 2,3-bis-(O-phytanyl)-sn-glycero-1-phospho-L-serine
For diagram of archaetidylserine biosynthesis, click here
Glossary: CDP-2,3-bis-(O-geranylgeranyl)-sn-glycerol = CDP-unsaturated archaeol
2,3-bis-(O-geranylgeranyl)-sn-glycero-1-phospho-L-serine = unsaturated archaetidylserine
CDP-2,3-bis-(O-phytanyl)-sn-glycerol = CDP archaeol
2,3-bis-(O-phytanyl)-sn-glycero-1-phospho-L-serine = archaetidylserine
Systematic name: CDP-2,3-bis-(O-geranylgeranyl)-sn-glycerol:L-serine 2,3-bis-(O-geranylgeranyl)-sn-glycerol phosphotransferase
Comments: Requires Mn2+. Isolated from the archaeon Methanothermobacter thermautotrophicus.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc
References:
1.  Morii, H. and Koga, Y. CDP-2,3-di-O-geranylgeranyl-sn-glycerol:L-serine O-archaetidyltransferase (archaetidylserine synthase) in the methanogenic archaeon Methanothermobacter thermautotrophicus. J. Bacteriol. 185 (2003) 1181–1189. [DOI] [PMID: 12562787]
[EC 2.7.8.38 created 2013, modified 2013]
 
 


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