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Farnesyl pyrophosphate (FPP) is a common substrate for a variety of prenyltransferases for synthesizing isoprenoid compounds. In… Expand ion), PSPP, with the highly conserved Asp residues in the first DXXXD domain being essential for catalysis, Figure 2.3. To… Expand The gold color of Staphylococcus aureus is derived from the carotenoid staphyloxanthin, a virulence factor for the organism. Here… Expand Mevalonate kinase (MK), which catalyzes a key reaction in polyisoprenoid and sterol metabolism in many organisms, is subject to… Expand It has been proposed that isoprenoid biosynthesis in several gram-positive cocci depends on the mevalonate pathway for conversion… Expand