Corpus ID: 21530910

A long chain terpenyl pyrophosphate synthetase from Micrococcus lysodeikticus.

  title={A long chain terpenyl pyrophosphate synthetase from Micrococcus lysodeikticus.},
  author={Charles Marshall Allen and William L. Alworth and A. D. Macrae and Konrad Bloch},
  journal={The Journal of biological chemistry},
  volume={242 8},
  • Charles Marshall Allen, William L. Alworth, +1 author Konrad Bloch
  • Published in
    The Journal of biological…
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Abstract A new terpene pyrophosphate synthetase (Enzyme II) distinct from the previously reported geranylgeranyl pyrophosphate synthetase (Enzyme I) has been isolated from extracts of Micrococcus lysodeikticus and partially purified. Enzyme II catalyzes the elongation of terpenoid allyl pyrophosphates by isopentenyl pyrophosphate to long chain products. The order of effectiveness of various allyl pyrophosphates in the elongation reaction is geranyl pyrophosphate g farnesyl pyrophosphate g… CONTINUE READING

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