IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: rubber cis-polyprenylcistransferase

Reaction: poly-cis-polyprenyl diphosphate + isopentenyl diphosphate = diphosphate + a poly-cis-polyprenyl diphosphate longer by one C5 unit

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Other name(s): rubber allyltransferase; rubber transferase; isopentenyl pyrophosphate cis-1,4-polyisoprenyl transferase; cis-prenyl transferase; rubber polymerase; rubber prenyltransferase

Systematic name: poly-cis-polyprenyl-diphosphate:isopentenyl-diphosphate polyprenylcistransferase

Comments: Rubber particles act as acceptor.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 62213-41-6


1. Archer, B.L. and Cockbain, E.G. Rubber transferase from Hevea brasiliensis latex. Methods Enzymol. 15 (1969) 476-480.

2. McMullen, A.I. and McSweeney, G.P. The biosynthesis of rubber. Incorporation of isopentenyl pyrophosphate into purified rubber particles by a soluble latex-serum enzyme. Biochem. J. 101 (1966) 42-47.

[EC created 1976]

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