IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: dimethylallylcistransferase

Reaction: dimethylallyl diphosphate + isopentenyl diphosphate = diphosphate + neryl diphosphate

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Other name(s): neryl-diphosphate synthase

Systematic name: dimethylallyl-diphosphate:isopentenyl-diphosphate dimethylallylcistransferase

Comments: This enzyme will not use larger prenyl diphosphates as efficient donors.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9032-79-5


1. Banthorpe, D.V., Bucknall, G.A., Doonan, H.J., Doonan, S. and Rowan, M.G. Biosynthesis of geraniol and nerol in cell-free extracts of Tanacetum vulgare. Phytochemistry 15 (1976) 91-100.

2. Beytía, E., Valenzuela, P. and Cori, O. Terpene biosynthesis: formation of nerol, geraniol, and other prenols by an enzyme system from Pinus radiata seedlings. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 129 (1969) 346-356.

[EC created 1984]

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