Reaction: dimethylallyl diphosphate + adenine37 in tRNA = diphosphate + N6-dimethylallyladenine37 in tRNA
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Other name(s): tRNA prenyltransferase, MiaA, transfer ribonucleate isopentenyltransferase (incorrect); Δ2-isopentenyl pyrophosphate:tRNA-Δ2-isopentenyl transferase (incorrect); Δ2-isopentenyl pyrophosphate:transfer ribonucleic acid Δ2-isopentenyltransferase (incorrect); tRNA isopentenyltransferase (incorrect)
Systematic name: dimethylallyl-diphosphate:adenine37 in tRNA dimethylallyltransferase
Comments: Formerly known as tRNA isopentenyltransferase EC 18.104.22.168, but it is now known that dimethyallyl diphosphate, rather than isopentenyl diphosphate, is the substrate.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number:
1. Leung, H.C., Chen, Y. and Winkler, M.E. Regulation of substrate recognition by the MiaA tRNA prenyltransferase modification enzyme of Escherichia coli K-12. J. Biol. Chem. 272 (1997) 13073-13083. [PMID: 9148919]
2. Soderberg, T. and Poulter, C.D. Escherichia coli dimethylallyl diphosphate:tRNA dimethylallyltransferase: essential elements for recognition of tRNA substrates within the anticodon stem-loop. Biochemistry 39 (2000) 6546-6553. [PMID: 10828971]
3. Moore, J.A., Mathis, J.R. and Poulter, C.D. Escherichia coli dimethylallyl diphosphate:tRNA dimethylallyltransferase: pre-steady-state kinetic studies. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1479 (2000) 166-174. [PMID: 11004538]