Santiago Imperial

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Paclitaxel (Taxol) is a widely used anticancer isoprenoid produced by the secondary metabolism of yew (Taxus sp.) trees. However, only limited amounts of Taxol or related metabolites (taxoids) can be(More)
The 2C-methylerythritol 4-phosphate (MEP) pathway for the biosynthesis of isopentenyl pyrophosphate and its isomer dimethylallyl pyrophosphate, which are the precursors of isoprenoids, is present in(More)
The X-ray crystal structure of the 2C-methyl-D-erythritol 2,4-cyclodiphosphate synthase (MCS) from Arabidopsis thaliana has been solved at 2.3 A resolution in complex with a cytidine-5-monophosphate(More)
The first step of the 2-C-methyl-D-erythritol 4-phosphate (MEP) pathway for isoprenoid biosynthesis in plant plastids and most eubacteria is catalyzed by 1-deoxy-D-xylulose 5-phosphate synthase(More)