IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: 7-geranyloxy-5-hydroxy-2-methoxy-3-methylnaphthalene-1,4-dione synthase

Reaction: geranyl diphosphate + 2-O,3-dimethylflaviolin = diphosphate + 7-O-geranyl-2-O,3-dimethylflaviolin

Glossary: flaviolin = 2,5,7-trihydroxy-1,4-naphthoquinone
2-O,3-dimethylflaviolin = 5,7-dihydroxy-2-methoxy-3-methylnaphthalene-1,4-dione
7-O-geranyl-2-O,3-dimethylflaviolin = 7-{[(2E)-3,7-dimethylocta-2,6-dien-1-yl]oxy}-5-hydroxy-2-methoxy-3-methylnaphthalene-1,4-dione

Other name(s): Fur7

Systematic name: geranyl-diphosphate:2-O,3-dimethylflaviolin geranyltransferase (7-O-geranyl-2-O,3-dimethylflaviolin-forming)

Comments: The enzyme is involved in furaquinocin biosynthesis in the bacterium Streptomyces sp. KO-3988. It catalyses the transfer of a geranyl group to 2-O,3-dimethylflaviolin to yield 7-O-geranyl-2-O,3-dimethylflaviolin and 6-linalyl-2-O,3-dimethylflaviolin (cf. EC, 6-linalyl-2-O,3-dimethylflaviolin synthase) in a 1:10 ratio.

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1. Kumano, T., Tomita, T., Nishiyama, M. and Kuzuyama, T. Functional characterization of the promiscuous prenyltransferase responsible for furaquinocin biosynthesis: identification of a physiological polyketide substrate and its prenylated reaction products. J. Biol. Chem. 285 (2010) 39663-39671. [PMID: 20937800]

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