Activation and inhibition of rubber transferases by metal cofactors and pyrophosphate substrates.

Abstract

Metal cofactors are necessary for the activity of alkylation by prenyl transfer in enzyme-catalyzed reactions. Rubber transferase (RuT, a cis-prenyl transferase) associated with purified rubber particles from Hevea brasiliensis, Parthenium argentatum and Ficus elastica can use magnesium and manganese interchangably to achieve maximum velocity. We define the… (More)

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@article{Scott2003ActivationAI, title={Activation and inhibition of rubber transferases by metal cofactors and pyrophosphate substrates.}, author={Deborah J. Scott and Bernardo M T da Costa and Stephanie C Espy and Jay D. Keasling and Katrina Cornish}, journal={Phytochemistry}, year={2003}, volume={64 1}, pages={123-34} }