IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: flaviolin linalyltransferase

Reaction: geranyl diphosphate + flaviolin = 3-linalylflaviolin + diphosphate

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Glossary: flaviolin = 2,5,7-trihydroxynaphthalene-1,4-dione
3-linalylflaviolin = 2,5,7-trihydroxy-3-(3,7-dimethylocta-1,6-dien-3-yl)naphthalene-1,4-dione

Other name(s): Fnq26

Systematic name: geranyl-diphosphate:flaviolin 3-linalyltransferase

Comments: Does not require Mg2+ or any other metal ions. Isolated from the bacterium Streptomyces cinnamonensis. In vitro the enzyme also forms traces of 3-geranylflaviolin.

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1. Haagen, Y., Unsold, I., Westrich, L., Gust, B., Richard, S.B., Noel, J.P. and Heide, L. A soluble, magnesium-independent prenyltransferase catalyzes reverse and regular C-prenylations and O-prenylations of aromatic substrates. FEBS Lett 581 (2007) 2889-2893. [PMID: 17543953]

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