Cloning and subcellular localization of hamster and rat isopentenyl diphosphate dimethylallyl diphosphate isomerase. A PTS1 motif targets the enzyme to peroxisomes.

@article{Paton1997CloningAS,
  title={Cloning and subcellular localization of hamster and rat isopentenyl diphosphate dimethylallyl diphosphate isomerase. A PTS1 motif targets the enzyme to peroxisomes.},
  author={Vincent G. Paton and Janis E. Shackelford and Skaidrite K. Krisans},
  journal={The Journal of biological chemistry},
  year={1997},
  volume={272 30},
  pages={18945-50}
}
To date, isopentenyl diphosphate:dimethylallyl diphosphate isomerase (IPP isomerase; EC 5.3.3.2) is presumed to have a cytosolic localization. However, we have recently shown that in permeabilized cells lacking cytosolic components, mevalonate can be converted to cholesterol, implying that all of the enzymes required for the conversion of mevalonate to farnesyl diphosphate are found in the peroxisome. To provide unequivocal evidence for the subcellular localization of IPP isomerase, in this… CONTINUE READING