The separate roles of plant cis and trans prenyl transferases in cis-1,4-polyisoprene biosynthesis.

@article{Cornish1993TheSR,
  title={The separate roles of plant cis and trans prenyl transferases in cis-1,4-polyisoprene biosynthesis.},
  author={Katrina Cornish},
  journal={European journal of biochemistry},
  year={1993},
  volume={218 1},
  pages={267-71}
}
In plants, the elongation of cis-1,4-polyisoprene (natural rubber, M(r) > 10(6) requires a small transallylic diphosphate (< or = C20) initiator. The trans-allylic diphosphates are hydrophilic cytosolic compounds, whereas cis-1,4-polyisoprene is hydrophobic and compartmentalised in subcellular rubber particles. In this paper, it is demonstrated that soluble trans-prenyl transferase from latex of Hevea brasiliensis functions solely as farnesyl diphosphate synthase, and plays no direct role in… CONTINUE READING