IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: dimethylallyltranstransferase

Reaction: dimethylallyl diphosphate + isopentenyl diphosphate = diphosphate + geranyl diphosphate

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Other name(s): geranyl-diphosphate synthase; prenyltransferase; dimethylallyltransferase; DMAPP:IPP-dimethylallyltransferase; (2E,6E)-farnesyl diphosphate synthetase; diprenyltransferase; geranyl pyrophosphate synthase; geranyl pyrophosphate synthetase; trans-farnesyl pyrophosphate synthetase

Systematic name: dimethylallyl-diphosphate:isopentenyl-diphosphate dimethylallyltranstransferase

Comments: This enzyme will not accept larger prenyl diphosphates as efficient donors.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9032-79-5


1. Banthorpe, D.V., Bucknall, G.A., Doonan, H.J., Doonan, S. and Rowan, M.G. Biosynthesis of geraniol and nerol in cell-free extracts of Tanacetum vulgare. Phytochemistry 15 (1976) 91-100.

2. Sagami, H., Ogura, K., Seto, S. and Kurokawa, T. A new prenyltransferase from Micrococcus lysodeikticus. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 85 (1978) 572-578. [PMID: 736921]

[EC created 1961]

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