IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: verruculogen prenyltransferase

Reaction: dimethylallyl diphosphate + verruculogen = diphosphate + fumitremorgin A

For diagram of reaction click here.

Glossary: verruculogen = (5R,10S,10aR,14aS,15bS)-10,10a-dihydroxy-6-methoxy-2,2-dimethyl-5-(2-methylprop-1-en-1-yl)-1,10,10a,14,14a,15b-hexahydro-12H-3,4-dioxa-5a,11a,15a-triazacycloocta[1,2,3-lm]indeno[5,6-b]fluorene-11,15(2H,13H)-dione
fumitremorgin A = (5R,10S,10aR,14aS,15bS)-10a-hydroxy-7-methoxy-2,2-dimethyl-10-[(3-methylbut-2-en-1-yl)oxy]-5-(2-methylprop-1-en-1-yl)-1,10,10a,14,14a,15b-hexahydro-12H-3,4-dioxa-5a,11a,15a-triazacycloocta[1,2,3-lm]indeno[5,6-b]fluorene-11,15(H,13H)-dione

Other name(s): FtmPT3

Systematic name: dimethylallyl-diphosphate:verruculogen dimethylallyl-O-transferase

Comments: Found in a number of fungi. Catalyses the last step in the biosynthetic pathway of the indole alkaloid fumitremorgin A. The enzyme from the fungus Neosartorya fischeri is also active with fumitremorgin B and 12α,13α-dihydroxyfumitremorgin C.

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1. Mundt, K., Wollinsky, B., Ruan, H.L., Zhu, T. and Li, S.M. Identification of the verruculogen prenyltransferase FtmPT3 by a combination of chemical, bioinformatic and biochemical approaches. ChemBioChem. 13 (2012) 2583-2592. [PMID: 23109474]

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