Undecaprenyl pyrophosphate synthetase from Lactobacillus plantarum: a dimeric protein.

@article{Muth1984UndecaprenylPS,
  title={Undecaprenyl pyrophosphate synthetase from Lactobacillus plantarum: a dimeric protein.},
  author={J D Muth and Charles M. Allen},
  journal={Archives of biochemistry and biophysics},
  year={1984},
  volume={230 1},
  pages={49-60}
}
a++Undecaprenyl pyrophosphate synthetase has been purified from Lactobacillus plantarum. It catalyzes the formation of a C55 polyprenyl pyrophosphate having isoprene residues with cis stereochemistry. The enzyme was shown to be an acidic protein (pI = 5.1), which can be partially purified by preparative gel electrophoresis and Blue-agarose column chromatography. The Km's of the enzyme for its substrates t,t-farnesyl pyrophosphate and isopentenyl pyrophosphate were determined to be 0.13 and 1.92… CONTINUE READING